Shocking video captured the moment a US newsreader collapsed during a live TV broadcast on Saturday. CBS LA weatherwoman Alissa Carlson Schwartz reportedly suffered a medical emergency while delivering the morning weather report, according to Metro.
In videos that have gone viral online, the 42-year-old woman’s eyes roll into the back of her head before she falls forward and falls to the ground. Meanwhile, oblivious to what was happening in another studio, news anchors Nichelle Medina and Rachel Kim appeared to introduce him to the audience. When they saw him collapse, they stopped for a moment in shock before heading straight for the sales break.
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The show did not return to the live segment after the break, but a previously recorded show aired, according to TMZ.
Hours later, CBS Los Angeles Vice President and News Director Mike Dello Stritto gave TMZ an update on his health and said, ”Our colleague Alissa Carlson fell ill during our 7 AM broadcast this morning. I want to thank the co-workers who took quick action to comfort Alissa and call 911. Alissa is currently being treated at the hospital. Hopefully, we’ll know more soon. In the meantime, Alissa will be in our thoughts and we pray that she feels better soon.”
Ms. Schwartz experienced a similar incident in 2014 when she vomited on set during a weather report and was diagnosed with a leaking heart valve, according to the outlet.
Meanwhile, many Twitter users shared their concerns about the news anchor’s health and hope that he is doing well now. ”It’s so bad, so scary,” one user said, while another commented, ”I hope you’re well and getting the best medical care.”
The newsreader later took to Instagram and assured viewers that he was ”going to be fine.””Thank you for all the texts, calls, and well wishes,” he said. However, he did not give details about what led to this medical incident.