Katy Perry collapses on set during American Idol auditions after a gas leak in the building

Stephanie Chase
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There's a scary situation on Sunday's (February 23) episode of American Idol, as judge Katy Perry collapses on set.

In a preview clip for the episode shared by People, judges Katy, Luke Bryan, and Lionel Richie are forced to halt auditions due to a gas leak in the building.

In the clip, Katy is heard saying: "Do you guys smell gas? It’s pretty intense."

Luke also tells producers: "We’re getting heavy propane."

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Katy then gets up to leave the studio as she tells them, "I have a slight headache from it. Oh it’s bad, it’s really bad."

The clip shows Firefighters outside the studio as the judges, crew and contestants gather outside wondering what's going on as the building is evacuated.

"This is not a joke, there really is a gas leak," country singer Luke says, as Katy then declares: "I’m not feeling good," before collapsing to the ground.

Fortunately, it doesn't seem like she sustained any injuries, though fans will have to tune into the episode to see what happened in full.

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Related: Simon Cowell reveals why he'll never return to American Idol

The new season of American Idol sees Ryan Seacrest return as host for his seventeenth series.

Speaking before the season's launch Ryan said: "American Idol has been my home for 17 seasons and I can't wait to return to the stage.

"It's the greatest gift to be able to play a part in discovering new talent with a franchise that has been such a relevant part of American culture for so many years."

American Idol airs Sundays on ABC in the US. In the UK it is available to watch on Netflix with new episodes every Tuesday.

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