Marcia Hines Australian Idol

Everything we know about Marcia Hines’ shock collapse on the set of Australian Idol

“Sorry, sorry. That’s a real downplay."

Australian Idol’s Marcia Hines was taken to hospital after collapsing in her dressing room on March 24.

Hines, 70, was absent during the live broadcast of the first Grand Finale instalment and was replaced for the evening by Guy Sebastian.

At the show’s beginning, host Ricki-Lee Coulter revealed that the 70-year-old was “unwell” before Kyle Sandilands interjected, saying it was a “real downplay” to what had actually happened.

“Sorry, sorry. That’s a real downplay. She [Hines] was taken out of here in an ambulance,” he said. “Just so that everyone knows. She’s fine. She’s well. But she didn’t just ring up with a headache. She went down.”

Marcia Hines, Instagram
Marcia Hines, Instagram

At the time of the incident, a production source told East Coast Media: “Marcia had a medical emergency and was rushed to hospital. She won’t be on Idol tonight. Guy Sebastian filling in as judge.”

It is understood she is now in a stable condition.

At 8.00 pm on March 24, Marcia took to Instagram to update fans on her wellbeing.

“I’m very sorry that I’m not there with you all tonight,” she said. “It’s been a big few days of work and I was feeling a little unwell. I’m resting up now so I can be back with you all tomorrow night.”

Chattr has reached out to Channel 7 for comment.

Watch the Australian Idol Grand Finale on Monday, March 25 at 7.30 pm on Channel 7 and 7plus.

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