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.
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)