Last Saturday, American journalist Julie Chen began experiencing symptoms of a stroke while broadcasting live on TV.
The sequence is scary. Last Saturday, an American journalist went on the air when she started having speech problems.
Apparently, the TV news presenter on KJRH (NBC Group) had a very hard time finishing her sentence and ended up declaring, “Sorry. Something’s happening to me this morning and I’m apologizing,” then launched the weather page.
Tulsa news anchor Julie Chen has the beginnings of a live stroke. She knew something was wrong, so he threw it on the meteorologist, as her concerned colleagues called 911. She’s fine now, but she wanted to share her experience to educate viewers about the warning signs of stroke. pic.twitter.com/aWNPPbn1qf
—Mike Sington 5 September 2022
Then she did not appear again on the air, and later, on 5 September on Facebook, gave her the news and said more about her annoyance. “The past few days are still a bit fuzzy, but my docs believe I had an early stroke on air Saturday morning,” she wrote.
“I felt good before the show. However, for several minutes during our newsletter, things started happening. First, I partially lost my sight in one eye. A little later, my hands and arms became numb,” she explained.
He couldn’t control his mouth to speak what was displayed on his remote which led him to believe his problem was serious. “Doctors think I had an attack, but not a full-blown attack,” reveals the presently recovering provider who should have had no sequelae thanks to the prompt emergency treatment.
Mouth deformity, weakness on one side of the body, loss of motor skills, speech disorders … are the most common symptoms of stroke. “If you see someone having a stroke, call emergency services as soon as possible,” Julie Chen recalls.
The Ministry of Health in France, where a stroke occurs every 4 minutes, recommends stroke witnesses to call 15 immediately. “My colleagues were able to determine the urgency of the situation and called emergency services,” added Julie Chen, grateful to them.
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