There was a scary moment on Survivor Wednesday night when contestant Lauren O’Connell fainted during an immunity challenge. The challenge consisted of contestants standing on their toes in a wood frame a few feet off the ground while also keeping a wooden block wedged between their heads and the top of the frame.
Lauren was one of the last three remaining when she said to herself that she was starting to feel dizzy. Then Lauren’s eyes glossed over and she began to sway.
“I can’t see anything. I’m about to black out,” she said before her body went limp and she crashed to the ground.
Doctors immediately rushed to Lauren’s aid. Fans, meanwhile, rushed to Twitter.
I’m sorry but Lauren literally said she was about to pass out, why wasn’t anyone over there to catch her? #Survivor
— 🌻Mimi Wandering🌻| 🧜✍️📚 (@mimi_wandering) April 4, 2019
#survivor Lauren fainted. But did she? People that faint fall flat and don’t end up in perfectly posed positions. They are usually face down, diaphoretic, and uncontrollably shaky. I don’t doubt that she was dizzy and weak. But she fell perfectly into a flattering pose, so…
— cruelshu (@cruelshu) April 4, 2019
Lauren eventually came to and her reaction to hearing that she fainted was classic. “Hey, Lauren. You just fainted,” one of the doctors said to her. Lauren simply responded, “Dammit.” Host Jeff Probst made his way over to check on her saying, “Lauren, I’m just checking. You’re good, right?” “Yeah, I’m just embarrassed,” Lauren answered.
Fans loved Lauren’s reaction.
Lauren saying “damit” after passing out and being more embarassed that she fell on Survivor is a serious mood #survivor
— Zoe Neeley (@zoeneeley) April 4, 2019
In the end, Lauren was just upset she didn’t win the challenge. “It was really scary when I passed out,” Lauren said, “but I was even more pissed that I was on the ground because that means I didn’t win.”
Following the show, Lauren tweeted out her appreciation for all the support.
i am overwhlemed by all of the love y’all are sending my way!! my heart is so thankful for this #survivor family and every single one of you that make this whole experience so much more raw and powerful. im truly falling for ALL of you hehehe. thank you for another great week xxx
— lauren o’connell (@lolly_alexandra) April 4, 2019
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