"It's really very sad and hurtful that journalists don't believe in checking facts before writing false and unsubstantiated stories about my health and my pregnancy," Richie wrote in a statement released to Access Hollywood. "The healthy birth of my child is my No. 1 priority."
Richie, the adopted daughter of singer Lionel Richie, is expecting her first child with boyfriend Joel Madden.
Richie is best-known for her hit reality TV series, "The Simple Life," in which she starred with on-again, off-again pal Paris Hilton.
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