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L.A. Reporter Did NOT Have a Stroke

Sunday night, after the Grammy Awards, a Los Angeles reporter was about to give a backstage report when she started talking in gibberish.  The news anchor had just tossed it over to KCBS reporter Serene Branson, live backstage at the Staples Center.  When the camera turned switched over, Branson couldn’t even get two, coherent sentences out, baffling viewers and producers. Fortunately, she was able to get out of the spot focusing on her and the camera switched over to a clip from the actual awards.  Watch the video and see what you think happened to Branson and then I’ll tell you what doctors are now saying.

Some speculated Branson may have fumbled because she was nervous over such a big story and got tongue tied.  However, if you look closely, you can see a sense of panic in her facial expression because she almost can hear what she’s saying, but has no control of what is coming out of her mouth.  Branson has also interviewed Jay Leno and even covered the red carpet before, so this should have been piece of cake, with or without nerves.  Others thought the gibberish was, maybe, a symptom of a stroke.

The truth?  Branson suffered a migraine with aura — an even worse headache than a normal migraine that is so severe, it causes distorted vision, numbness and language problems.  Fortunately, for Branson it was not a stroke and hopefully, doctors have a way of helping her to prevent any more occurances from happening.

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