Skip to comments.Serene Branson 'hospitalised after Grammy's speech problems'(May have suffered stroke on air-Video)
Posted on 02/14/2011 3:32:39 PM PST by Dallas59
CBS Los Angeles reporter Serene Branson has reportedly been taken to hospital for tests after stumbling incomprehensibly over her words during a Grammy's broadcast.
After being introduced from the studio, Branson began "Well a very, very...", before mispronouncing "heavily". Trying again, she was still unable to get the word out and continued with a train of unintelligible sounds.
It is feared that she may have suffered a stroke on air.
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Very tragic to befall a young woman like this! Prayers for a speedy and full recovery!
Every video of this has been pulled. CBS even pulled it off a CBS site.
I did not know she is but watched the video. Very sad. It appears she was totally unaware that her words were completely scrambled. She also seems quite young for a stroke or at least not in the age one would think a stroke would happen.
Spooky. What was the anchors reaction to this?
Looked like a stroke. Left side of her mouth seemed to droop after her first word.
Prayers for a quick recovery!
Link worked above.
Sad, very sad.
Saw some guy post on another board that this happened to his ex-wife at about the same age. Her doctor took the ex off birth control pills and it never happened again, he said.
Whatever happened, that’s sad. So young.
It has been speculated that Branson might have suffered a transient ischemic attack, or TIA, that caused aphasia altered speech patterns. A TIA is caused by a temporary blockage or disturbance of blood supply to an area of the brain and causes stroke-like symptoms. TIAs can be precursors or warning signs for full-blown strokes that may occur in the future.
Other sources say she wasn’t hospitalized and is fine.
This is clearly a case of fluent aphasia. Too bad.
I hope she recovers, these sorts of ischemic strokes can mean larger problems, but they can also occur for other reasons which are entirely treatable. I am lucky, I have never had another one.
More likely some kind of seizure my guess.
There’s a Freeper with applicable experience on every topic. I’m glad you were okay!
Prayers for her recovery...
WOW no way.I know who she is, she is very young..WOW hope she is Ok..I did not see the report last night since the grammys here ended around 11:30, went straight to bed after wards
I heard one of the local AM radio personalities mocking this lady today, and when I heard the tape for the first time I was shocked that anyone would think this was anything but a severe medical episode of some sort.
Prayers for her speedy diagnosis and a successful recovery.
When the camera went from her to the anchors, there was someone laughing, hysterically.
Why would anyone want to watch such a thing?
Glad you posted that. I thought I read an hour or two ago that she was NOT taken to the hospital. Wow, I hope she made the correct decision. I’ve read TIAs can have immediate but temporary affects and the person can return to normal quickly. Massive stokes can occur a few days later. She should have been checked out.
Is there any drug that can do the same to a person besides salvia? Not that I think she was on drugs, but why not go to the hospital?
I pray she recovers well.
It reminded me of the Jessica Savitch newsbreak where she was just incoherent. But she was totally high at the time.
Anyone that can mock this woman’s obvious medical crisis are just disgusting individuals. I just saw the video, that looked downright scary. If she did have a transient ischemic attack she needs to be seen by a doctor right away, because it could be a precursor to a stroke.
There was a story a few days ago about diet sodas being linked to strokes for younger people.
A simple explanation: the camera was rolling the tape bakwards!
People should know the symptoms in case it happens to someone close.
yep...there but for the Grace of God goes any one of us.
There, indeed, but for the Grace of God!
Three months ago that was me, when while conducting a church service I began stumbling, only barely recognized where I was, and could not for the life of me remember what I had just been doing for the last hour. What followed was the most frustrating and scary few hours of my life, as I gradually regained control.
Pray for Serene.
That’s a CVA.
I remember when Gerald Ford was giving a speech and something was obviously wrong, enough so that I almost called the station. Sure enough, two days later it was reported that he had a stroke.
Not funny you effing ahole
“I have had two of these events..”
I am so happy that you are feeling better. I think to lose a body function that suddenly must be overwhelmingly frightening.
RE: “I hope she recovers, these sorts of ischemic strokes can mean larger problems, but they can also occur for other reasons which are entirely treatable. I am lucky, I have never had another one.”
Agree — TIAs can mean problems in future but can be singular events due to multiple causes. Reports on Branson are conflicting; hope she is OK and a cause will be found.
Mcswan, did you find out what it was that caused you to suddenly become disoriented? Years ago, my dad (picture of good health) had something like that happen. After many tests to rule out certain things, they said it was Global Transient Amnesia. It’s terrifying at the time but causes no lasting damage and has nothing to do with TIAs. I had never heard of it before but got a lot of information about it through Google. I just wondered if maybe that’s what your episode was all about.
Than you for your concern.
I’ve endured several tests, MRIs, MRAs, EEGs, EKGs, Ultrasound, and on and on. Everything seems normal. Yet something isn’t right.
You’re welcome. The description of what you went through sounded so much like my dad’s so I just thought I’d throw that out there. It took a long time and a lot of tests until one of the doctors figured out that it was Transient Global Amnesia. They knew a lot about what it WASN’T and only figured out what it WAS by process of elimination. Good luck to you, and good health!