Viewers left worried as TV reporter suffers medical emergency live on air
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Viewers in Canada grew concerned after a news reporter felt faint and started to feel unwell during a live broadcast.
Jessica Robb was presenting a live segment on CTV's six o'clock news on Sunday when things took an unexpected turn. You can see the footage here:
In the clip, Jessica can initially be seen smiling into the camera as she reports back to the anchor Nahreman Issa before she begins to stumble over her words.
“Now, looking at… after today… families are pushing feds to… pushing the feds to. Sorry, I’m not feeling very well now and I’m about to…” she says.
At this point, Jessica can be seen with a glazed look on her face and looks as though she is about to fall as Nahreman cuts the report short, before reassuring viewers that the team will ‘make sure she is OK’ and promising a further update on how she’s doing.
The statement read: “Thanks to everyone who inquired about our reporter who became ill during the 6 p.m. News. Jessica Robb is feeling better and is now resting.”
Jessica also reassured viewers in her Twitter post that she was doing OK - writing: 'Thank you to everyone who has reached, my cameraman, @Stmcclune for being there for me, & @NahremanIssaCTV for being an absolute pro (as usual).”
She has since said it was a ‘personal and vulnerable moment’ and has attempted to shoot down rumours that arose surrounding the incident.
In a statement to the Daily Mail yesterday (9 January), the reporter said: “On Sunday night, a very personal and vulnerable moment unfolded as I reported live on air.
“To everyone who has reached out with supportive messages of well wishes and concern, thank you. It's been overwhelming, and while I can’t get to all the messages, please know I’ve seen them and appreciate every single one.
“'I have also 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.”
Jessica has since turned her social media private for unknown reasons.