News reporter suffers medical emergency live on air
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A news reporter had a pretty scary moment when she appeared to suffer a medical emergency live on air.
CTV reporter Jessica Robb was speaking live on air to anchor Nahreman Issa when she appeared to have difficulty speaking, stumbling over words and having to start her sentences again.
Apologising to her anchor she said 'sorry, Nahremann, I'm not feeling very well right now and I'm about to sss-' before she began to stumble and lose her balance.
The camera cut away soon afterwards as she looked very unsteady on her feet as though she was about to fall over.
Anchor Nahremann reassured viewers they would 'make sure Jessica is okay' and that the news reporter was accompanied by colleagues who could check in on her wellbeing.
Luckily, a later update from CTV Edmonton said Jessica was 'feeling better and is now resting' and thanked many viewers for their well wishes concerning her condition.
The moment had been a shock and worry to many watchers, with people saying they were 'hoping she will be ok' and 'wishing her a full and speedy recovery'.
Others said it was 'scary and sad' to see the news reporter struggle so visibly right in front of their eyes, while the announcement that she was feeling better came as glad tidings to many.
Sometimes the mishap is a pretty simple albeit annoying one, like the anchor who swallowed a fly live on air and kept right on going even as she could 'feel it fluttering in the back of my throat'.
However, there are far more serious incidents which leave people wondering if the reporter should tag out and take a break rather than try to push on.
There's the newsreader who pressed on despite being suddenly struck by a nosebleed, meaning he was delivering the news with blood streaming out of his nose and people wondering if it wouldn't be better for the cameras to cut to his co-anchor so he could attend to the situation.
Then there was the moment a newsreader suffered 'the beginnings of a stroke' live on air as she partially lost vision, her hand went numb and she had trouble speaking.
Fortunately one upside to being on camera when this disaster strikes is there's plenty of people to notice something is wrong and her colleagues called for help right away.
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