After appearing to have difficulty speaking on-air during the event, an Oklahoma news anchor said that she experienced the early stages of a stroke while live on television on Saturday.
Julie Chin, a reporter for NBC affiliate KJRH in Tulsa, can be seen appearing to struggle through a live report on an event celebrating the attempted launch of NASA’s Artemis I rocket in a video of the newscast that has been posted online.
“I felt great before our show”
Chin stated in a lengthy Facebook post on Sunday that according to her physicians, she only had a partial stroke.
“The episode seemed to have come out of nowhere. I felt great before our show,” she said.
During the newscast, things changed in a couple of minutes.
“First, I lost partial vision in one eye. A little bit later my hand and arm went numb. Then, I knew I was in big trouble when my mouth would not speak the words that were right in front of me on the teleprompter,” she wrote. “If you were watching Saturday morning, you know how desperately I tried to steer the show forward, but the words just wouldn’t come.”
She thanked her co-workers for recognizing the emergency situation and calling 911.