This is the shocking moment a TV news reporter appeared to slur and almost collapse live on air.
Viewers of Canadian television network CTV flooded the station with worried notes about the reporter, who seemed to suffer a medical emergency while doing a live segment, reported The Sun.
Canadian journalist Jessica Robb can be seen slurring her words in the news broadcast, looking increasingly unsteady.
She finishes up her segment, before apologising to her co-host Nahreman Issa in the studio.
Robb said: “Sorry, Nahreman, I’m not feeling very well right now, and I’m about to …”
Robb’s eyes lose focus and she seemed to stumble, before her co-host assured her she would get the help she needed.
Issa said: “We will come back to you.”
“Right now, we will make sure that Jessica is doing okay and we will give you guys an update a little bit later.”
Robb was not alone on the site she was reporting from, Issa reassured viewers.
The CTV Edmonton television station posted an update on her condition later in the evening.
On their Twitter page, they said: “Thanks to everyone who inquired about our reporter who became ill during the 6pm News.
“Jessica Robb is feeling better and is now resting.”
Rumours were quick to spread online, with many trolls attributing the medical episode to the Covid vaccination.
One replied to the CTV tweet, saying: “How many boosters did you force her to get?”
Robb later issued a statement on the CTV Twitter page, thanking viewers for their well wishes and clearing up rumours.
“I have received an overwhelming amount of harassment and hatred, tied to false theories about the reason for the incident.
“While I will not share private medical information publicly, I can say that there is no cause for concern and that my understanding of my own medical background provides a reasonable explanation for what happened.
“I can, however, confirm that the situation was in no way related to the Covid-19 vaccine.”
Fans of CTV were glad to hear Robb was all right after the scary incident.
One viewer said: “That was scary to watch. Glad she’s OK.”
Another replied: “Thanks for update, she sure looked like she was going to pass out. Very scary. So glad she is okay.”
In 2017, a panellist on a Turkish news channel fainted on air.
Kanal 5 Television editor-in-chief Abdulkadir Ünal was suffering from flu and tiredness but pushed ahead with his interview of AK Party deputy chairman Mehdi Eker.
In the footage he is seen sipping water before suddenly crashing off his chair to the ground, alarming the politician and a fellow journalist.
An advert was shown while broadcasters rushed to his aid and called an ambulance.
This story appeared in The Sun and is reproduced with permission.