As seen in a video that quickly went viral, KCBS reporter Serene Branson was doing her live newscast outside the Staples Center following the Grammy Awards. In just the few seconds she was live on television, she exhibited symptoms of a severe medical condition. Many thought she was experiencing a stroke as she went to speak, but all that came out were incoherent, fumbling words.
In case you missed it, a few days ago Serene Branson appeared on CBS’s “The Talk” for a sit down interview with Julie Chen about what happened that night, her medical diagnosis, her reaction to this experience and when she hopes to return to work.
Branson speaks about that night saying that when she was sat down following what had happened on-air, her right cheek and hand went numb and she lost some sensation in her arm.
It turns out that she did not have a stroke; her doctor confirmed that she had suffered a migraine and that the symptoms, including dizziness, nausea and garbled speech, do in fact mimic a stroke. The type of migraines that Branson suffers from are hereditary; her mother has also suffered from them periodically.
You can watch Serene Branson’s 5-minute interview with Julie Chen on “The Talk” below: