Julie Chen, a news anchor for KJRH’s KJRH affiliate in Tulsa, Oklahoma, revealed that she had suffered “the beginnings of a stroke” during a live television broadcast. The reporter was reporting the news on Saturday morning when she started stumbling and couldn’t read the words right in front of her.
“It seemed like the episode came out of nowhere. I felt great before our show. However, over the course of several minutes during our newsletter, things started happening,” Chen explained in a lengthy Facebook post.
Chen explained that she “lost partial vision in one eye,” and added, “A little later my hands and arms went numb. Then I knew I was in big trouble when my mouth wouldn’t speak the words that were right in front of me on the teleprompter.”
The announcer said she “tried very hard to steer the show forward but the words didn’t come.”
After her co-workers determined that something was wrong, they called 911 and have since “spent the last few days in the hospital undergoing all kinds of [of] the exams. ”
“I am happy to share with you that all of my tests have come back great. At this point, the doctors think I’ve had a stroke, but not a full-blown stroke. There are still a lot of questions, and a lot to follow, but the bottom line is I should be fine. “.
Chen said she’ll be back in the news anchor’s chair to share more stories after they keep auditioning and consider what might have happened to her.
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