Something's in the water at Ally McBeal
. Series star Calista Flockhart
who has long denied rumors that she's battling anorexia fainted while taping the Fox dramedy last Wednesday and spent six hours in a Los Angeles area hospital. The barely-there actress was treated for dehydration and exhaustion and released the same day. She returned to work on Friday. Flockhart's spell is just the latest incident to rock Ally McBeal
. Last month, the show's special guest star, Robert Downey Jr.
, was arrested in a Palm Springs hotel for drug possession, about the same time former Ally
regular Courtney Thorne- Smith
admitted in US Weekly
that she left the show last season because she felt increasing pressure to be thin. Appearing on Live with Regis
today, co-star Jane Krakowski
acknowledged that there's never a dull moment on the Ally
set, adding that although she wasn't at work the day Flockhart collapsed, "I think she's fine, [but] I only know what I saw on the news."