Did Serene Branson have a stroke on live TV last evening during the Grammys?

by David Dansereau for Know-Stroke.org

And is CBS and perhaps the folks involved in Miss Branson’s care that evening guilty of not knowing the stroke warning signs??  You decide…

There are reports from LA circulating that a local reporter , Serene Branson, may have experienced a stroke or “some kind of neurological event” while reporting live during the Grammys Sunday evening in Los Angeles.  This is certainly a terrible event for Miss Branson to have to deal with, and I do wish her the best.   At the same time I also encourage her,  at her earliest convenience , to go straight to the ER to be checked out ASAP.  It is certainly understandable that  Miss Branson would want her video replay to be pulled off the web but without seeing it and based only on the comments here it appears that reports may be correct.  The most disturbing part of this story is the update from CBS here:

This was the update from CBS today:

UPDATE: CBS 2 posted a statement about Branson’s condition, saying “Serene Branson was examined by paramedics on scene immediately after her broadcast. Her vital signs were normal. She was not hospitalized. As a precautionary measure, a colleague gave her a ride home and she says that she is feeling fine this morning.

If Miss Branson indeed was slurring her words and had jumbled speech “all of a sudden”, then you simply do not allow someone to go home and sleep it off.   The best thing CBS could do, in my opinion, in addition to urging Miss Branson to seek follow-up medical care, would be to allow the replay of this event with Miss Branson’s permission.  Is she did indeed have a stroke, then it would be a once in a perhaps lifetime event for teaching stroke education “in real time” and learning the warning signs.  Read the mixed comments that follow the story here and you’ll see why we need to KNOW-STROKE !

I welcome your comments and please chime in if you actually witnessed this report live during the Grammys or the replay before it was pulled by CBS.

David Dansereau
David Dansereau (Know-Stroke.org)

Published by David Dansereau

Licensed Physical Therapist, Nutritionist and Author in private consulting practice at PTC Physical Therapy Consulting and SmartMovesPT. Know-Stroke.org is my blog and members resource to raise stroke awareness and educate the public about reducing stroke risk as well as provide tips, tools and review new technologies for stroke recovery. Learn about my book, Body in Balance sold on Amazon at www.physicaltherapycoach.com

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