There were a few scary and inappropriately funny moments on live television last night as CBS 2′s Serene Branson suddenly had trouble speaking and uttered complete gibberish on-air as she was trying to introduce her Grammy Awards coverage segment.
“Well, a very, very heavy burtation tonight,” she began to say, but her words quickly became unintelligible. Luckily, the video quickly cut away to prerecorded Grammy coverage.
UPDATE 2: Serene Branson suffered from a migraine headache, not a stroke
UPDATE 3: WATCH: Serene Branson discusses her on-air incident with the CBS Early Show
Reports indicate she may have been taken to a hospital afterward as officials were afraid she had suffered a stroke.
Symptoms of a stroke include:
- Sudden numbness or weakness of the face, arm or leg, especially on one side of the body
- Sudden confusion, trouble speaking or understanding
- Sudden trouble seeing in one or both eyes
- Sudden trouble walking, dizziness, loss of balance or coordination
- Sudden, severe headache with no known cause
CBS 2 News has not commented on the incident. Branson received two Emmy nominations in her career and previously worked as a journalist for KCAL 9 in Sacramento, California.
Let’s hope she’s OK. You can check out the video below.
- Serene Branson ‘hospitalised after Grammy’s speech problems’ (telegraph.co.uk)
- Concern for News Anchor Following Garbled Grammy Delivery (towleroad.com)
- Reporter goes gaga at Grammys (thesun.co.uk)
- Concern for Channel 2′s Serene Branson (laobserved.com)