Serene Branson

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: CBS2 says Branson did NOT suffer a stroke last night

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.