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Serene Branson 'hospitalised after Grammy's speech problems'(May have suffered stroke on air-Video)
The Telegraph ^ | 2/14/2011 | The Telegraph

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: stroke; tv

1 posted on 02/14/2011 3:32:46 PM PST by Dallas59
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To: Dallas59

Very tragic to befall a young woman like this! Prayers for a speedy and full recovery!


2 posted on 02/14/2011 3:34:53 PM PST by DJ Frisat (How's that change workin' out for ya, Obama voters?)
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To: Dallas59

Every video of this has been pulled. CBS even pulled it off a CBS site.


3 posted on 02/14/2011 3:36:46 PM PST by BenLurkin (This post is not a statement of fact. It is merely a personal opinion -- or humor -- or both)
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To: Dallas59

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.


4 posted on 02/14/2011 3:36:46 PM PST by svcw (God in His own time not ours)
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To: Dallas59

Spooky. What was the anchors reaction to this?


5 posted on 02/14/2011 3:37:00 PM PST by dinoparty
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To: Dallas59

Looked like a stroke. Left side of her mouth seemed to droop after her first word.
Prayers for a quick recovery!


6 posted on 02/14/2011 3:38:39 PM PST by gwilhelm56 (Egypt 2011 = Iran 1979)
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To: BenLurkin

Link worked above.

Sad, very sad.


7 posted on 02/14/2011 3:39:32 PM PST by Bartholomew Roberts
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To: svcw

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.


8 posted on 02/14/2011 3:39:47 PM PST by antonico
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To: Dallas59

Whatever happened, that’s sad. So young.


9 posted on 02/14/2011 3:40:01 PM PST by McGruff (If you tell a lie enough times some people will come to believe it.)
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To: dinoparty

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.


10 posted on 02/14/2011 3:40:19 PM PST by Dallas59 (President Robert Gibbs 2009-2011)
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To: Bartholomew Roberts

Yes. Scary.


11 posted on 02/14/2011 3:42:32 PM PST by BenLurkin (This post is not a statement of fact. It is merely a personal opinion -- or humor -- or both)
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To: Dallas59

Other sources say she wasn’t hospitalized and is fine.


12 posted on 02/14/2011 3:43:09 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (Islam is the religion of Satan and Mohammed was his minion.)
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To: Dallas59

This is clearly a case of fluent aphasia. Too bad.


13 posted on 02/14/2011 3:43:29 PM PST by Batrachian (9/11 confirmed everything I already knew about Islam. Not that it needed much confirming.)
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To: BenLurkin

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/northamerica/usa/8322966/Serene-Branson-hospitalised-after-Grammys-speech-problems.html


14 posted on 02/14/2011 3:43:33 PM PST by Vaquero ("an armed society is a polite society" Robert A. Heinlein)
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To: Dallas59
I know exactly what that feels like. I have had two of these events, right after the birth of my second child by c-section. I didn't know anything was wrong until I went to speak. All I could get out was, “something wrong. head” the rest was well I don't know what it was, but I couldn't speak. It passes within a few minutes. It is an utterly bizarre sensation. Its frightening, because right at that instant, you can't understand what is wrong, only that something is.

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.

15 posted on 02/14/2011 3:43:46 PM PST by Danae (Anailnathrach ortha bhais beatha do cheal deanaimha)
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To: Dallas59

http://www.ksl.com/?nid=155&sid=14375622&s_cid=rss-155

update


16 posted on 02/14/2011 3:44:07 PM PST by BookmanTheJanitor
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To: Dallas59

More likely some kind of seizure my guess.


17 posted on 02/14/2011 3:45:36 PM PST by MsLady (If you died tonight, where would you go? Salvation, don't leave earth without it!)
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To: Danae

There’s a Freeper with applicable experience on every topic. I’m glad you were okay!


18 posted on 02/14/2011 3:46:28 PM PST by 9YearLurker
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To: MsLady

sad indeed


19 posted on 02/14/2011 3:50:18 PM PST by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Lazamataz
Here's a chance for those of us who made fools of ourselves on the previous thread to make up for it.

Prayers for her recovery...

20 posted on 02/14/2011 3:52:30 PM PST by raybbr (Someone who invades another country is NOT an immigrant - illegal or otherwise.)
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To: Dallas59

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


21 posted on 02/14/2011 3:55:39 PM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Dallas59

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.


22 posted on 02/14/2011 3:56:29 PM PST by Bean Counter (Stout Hearts...)
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To: dinoparty

When the camera went from her to the anchors, there was someone laughing, hysterically.


23 posted on 02/14/2011 3:58:38 PM PST by Jrabbit
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To: Dallas59

Why would anyone want to watch such a thing?


25 posted on 02/14/2011 4:06:39 PM PST by the invisib1e hand (talk to the hand)
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To: BookmanTheJanitor

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?


26 posted on 02/14/2011 4:12:17 PM PST by EnquiringMind
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To: Dallas59

Wow.

I pray she recovers well.


27 posted on 02/14/2011 4:12:39 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously..... You won't live through it anyway.)
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To: Dallas59
“Despite a report from London’s Daily Telegraph that she was hospitalized, Branson may have merely been checked by EMT personnel and sent home with a friend, according to Kristin Cruz, co-host of the Mark & Kristin Show on KOST 103.5 in Los Angeles.

CBS 2 News in LA has yet to comment on the incident.”

28 posted on 02/14/2011 4:13:33 PM PST by A.A. Cunningham (Barry Soetoro is a Kenyan communist)
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To: BookmanTheJanitor
The young woman's vital signs were normal and she wasn't hospitalized, CBS said. A colleague took her home as a precaution and she said she was "feeling fine" Monday morning, according to the channel.

She needs to be seen by a Neurologist ASAP. It could be something as simple as a PFO or much worse. This was her warning and someone needs to counsel her immediately to seek help. The aphasia and facial muscle weakness was a neurological event.
29 posted on 02/14/2011 4:17:44 PM PST by PA Engineer (Liberate America from the occupation media. There are Wars and Rumors of War.)
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To: raybbr

It reminded me of the Jessica Savitch newsbreak where she was just incoherent. But she was totally high at the time.


30 posted on 02/14/2011 4:21:42 PM PST by boop ("Let's just say they'll be satisfied with LESS"... Ming the Merciless)
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To: Bean Counter

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.


31 posted on 02/14/2011 4:23:08 PM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Dallas59

There was a story a few days ago about diet sodas being linked to strokes for younger people.


32 posted on 02/14/2011 4:23:16 PM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Dallas59

A simple explanation: the camera was rolling the tape bakwards!


33 posted on 02/14/2011 4:27:52 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: the invisib1e hand

People should know the symptoms in case it happens to someone close.


34 posted on 02/14/2011 4:28:22 PM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Sarah Barracuda

yep...there but for the Grace of God goes any one of us.


35 posted on 02/14/2011 4:31:24 PM PST by Bean Counter (Stout Hearts...)
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To: Bean Counter

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.


36 posted on 02/14/2011 5:02:26 PM PST by mcswan
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To: Dallas59

That’s a CVA.


37 posted on 02/14/2011 5:03:44 PM PST by ought-six ( Multiculturalism is national suicide, and political correctness is the cyanide capsule.)
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To: Dallas59

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.


38 posted on 02/14/2011 5:37:26 PM PST by NonValueAdded (Palin 2012: don't retreat, just restock [chg'd to comply w/ The Civility in Discourse Act of 2011])
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To: Revolting cat!

Not funny you effing ahole


39 posted on 02/14/2011 6:54:25 PM PST by balls (Government workers have plundered our wealth. Demand reparations!)
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To: Danae

“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.


40 posted on 02/14/2011 7:05:38 PM PST by momtothree
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To: balls

41 posted on 02/14/2011 7:17:25 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: Danae

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.”

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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.


42 posted on 02/14/2011 7:20:54 PM PST by CaliforniaCon
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To: BookmanTheJanitor
That was foolish. She should have been evaluated for stroke or seizure. She looked fine, animated nothing in her face to suggest stroke just from what we could see here. But that does not mean she did not have a TIA. My DH had a TIA and did not present with the normal signs at all..his was a tiny one. He was watching TV when it happened. All that he mentioned was that his foot hurt..who would think much of that when one has diabetic neuropathy? The next morning he spoke like he had a mouth full of Novocaine after a dental visit. This young woman should be evaluated and I hope someone smarter than she is or her friends are will urge her to do so.
43 posted on 02/14/2011 7:55:51 PM PST by celtic gal
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To: mcswan

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.


44 posted on 02/15/2011 4:21:21 AM PST by LeannA
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To: LeannA

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.


45 posted on 02/15/2011 5:04:37 AM PST by mcswan
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To: mcswan

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!


46 posted on 02/15/2011 4:51:08 PM PST by LeannA
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