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(Telegraph)   Grammy reporter gibberish may have been stroke on the air   (telegraph.co.uk) divider line 272
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2011-02-14 09:35:01 AM
Slurred, gibberish speech, what seems to be loss of muscle function on the side of her face. I'm not a doctor, but I'd guess stroke.
 
2011-02-14 09:37:30 AM
Ouch, that's painful to watch. You can see she suddenly starts realizing something's wrong right at the end.
 
2011-02-14 09:46:25 AM
stroke on the air

She wasn't THAT attractive.
 
2011-02-14 09:55:34 AM
She's cute. Is it rape rape if I tell her that she can say no any time she wants?
 
2011-02-14 10:00:49 AM
Sounds no different than any of the other gibberish uttered by blonde reporterettes daily. Looks no different than a young Greta van Susteren.
 
2011-02-14 10:04:03 AM
I'd think anyone reporting from the Grammys would be better off without full bloodflow to their brain
 
2011-02-14 10:04:25 AM
How old is she?
 
2011-02-14 10:05:37 AM
Hopefully someone had the common sense to give her an aspirin and get her to an ER without any "oh, suddenly camera shy" jokes.

It's funny to watch the video and laugh a little, not so much in person there.
 
2011-02-14 10:06:00 AM
Scary. I half expected to see sparks shoot out of her head and her human flesh mask slide off to expose the malfunctioning robot underneath.

But all snark aside, I hope she's OK and whatever it was is easily cured.
 
2011-02-14 10:06:47 AM
wow that's crazy. seems mighty young for a stroke. maybe some other type of aphasia.

hope she gets well.
 
2011-02-14 10:07:33 AM
narm
 
2011-02-14 10:07:36 AM

Sarcastica75: How old is she?


Like that matters. The son of a family friend had a stroke at 19 while he was in the middle of a snowball fight. His friends kept piling snow on him until they realized he wasn't moving and then called for help. I think it turned out that it was a bit of plaque in his bloodstream that caused it.

/Learned to talk again about a year after the incident
 
2011-02-14 10:08:31 AM
That was still better and more coherent than any stand up I attempted in the broadcasting class I took in college.

/Wasn't much better when reading off the teleprompter.
//My "A for effort" really brought up my grade in that class.
 
2011-02-14 10:09:22 AM
so what was dylan's excuse?
 
2011-02-14 10:10:06 AM
Heard this on the local radio morning show. Was laughing at it along with everyone else.

Feel like shiat now.
 
2011-02-14 10:10:21 AM
I agree, so painful to watch and so heartbreaking. I pray fervently she is OK and that the medics identify the source of the problem and it never ever happens to her again. this just destroyed my morning with a rainstorm of sadness.
 
2011-02-14 10:10:53 AM
Holy crap that's scary.
 
2011-02-14 10:11:19 AM

KatjaMouse: Sarcastica75: How old is she?

Like that matters. The son of a family friend had a stroke at 19 while he was in the middle of a snowball fight. His friends kept piling snow on him until they realized he wasn't moving and then called for help. I think it turned out that it was a bit of plaque in his bloodstream that caused it.

/Learned to talk again about a year after the incident


Well, I'm sorry about your friend, dude. But I'm asking a valid question. You can have a stroke at any age, and I'm curious about hers. I'm asking because my father had a stroke at a fairly young age, considering.

Is that okay with you, princess?
 
2011-02-14 10:11:44 AM
Hmm, if it is a stroke, looks like it hit the left hemisphere around Broca's area.
 
2011-02-14 10:14:20 AM

unfarkingbelievable: this just destroyed my morning with a rainstorm of sadness.


Whoa.


...

Anyway, yeah, the way she almost veers her face to the side like that, trying to get the words out correctly after the initial flub and fighting that short-circuit. Her eyes, too, seem to be asking, "WTF is happening to me?!"
 
2011-02-14 10:14:52 AM

Sarcastica75: KatjaMouse: Sarcastica75: How old is she?

Like that matters. The son of a family friend had a stroke at 19 while he was in the middle of a snowball fight. His friends kept piling snow on him until they realized he wasn't moving and then called for help. I think it turned out that it was a bit of plaque in his bloodstream that caused it.

/Learned to talk again about a year after the incident

Well, I'm sorry about your friend, dude. But I'm asking a valid question. You can have a stroke at any age, and I'm curious about hers. I'm asking because my father had a stroke at a fairly young age, considering.

Is that okay with you, princess?


I was wondering if you were inquiring as I've actually known people who were convinced that strokes are ailments that only the elderly suffer. As for her age, not sure. She looks rather young, perhaps her 30s.

Also, I tried googling it but couldn't find this, anyone remember a couple of years back that politician who had had a stroke while on a radio show? For a few hours people were talking about how he was drunk on air, an embarrassment, and even the show host mentioned how he sounded like he was on something. Then right before the end of the program he read the announcement that said politician was rushed to the ER for a massive stroke.
 
2011-02-14 10:15:49 AM

Sarcastica75: KatjaMouse: Sarcastica75: How old is she?

Like that matters. The son of a family friend had a stroke at 19 while he was in the middle of a snowball fight. His friends kept piling snow on him until they realized he wasn't moving and then called for help. I think it turned out that it was a bit of plaque in his bloodstream that caused it.

/Learned to talk again about a year after the incident

Well, I'm sorry about your friend, dude. But I'm asking a valid question. You can have a stroke at any age, and I'm curious about hers. I'm asking because my father had a stroke at a fairly young age, considering.

Is that okay with you, princess?


Same here, 50, second one at 55, died two years later. shiat scares me - that was hard to watch.
 
2011-02-14 10:17:53 AM

KatjaMouse: I was wondering if you were inquiring as I've actually known people who were convinced that strokes are ailments that only the elderly suffer. As for her age, not sure. She looks rather young, perhaps her 30s.


Thanks for assuming I was inquiring for an ignorant, retarded reason.

/...
 
2011-02-14 10:18:09 AM
Meh, she was no less coherent than your average rap "artist".
 
2011-02-14 10:19:41 AM

Charlie Freak: Sarcastica75: KatjaMouse: Sarcastica75: How old is she?

Like that matters. The son of a family friend had a stroke at 19 while he was in the middle of a snowball fight. His friends kept piling snow on him until they realized he wasn't moving and then called for help. I think it turned out that it was a bit of plaque in his bloodstream that caused it.

/Learned to talk again about a year after the incident

Well, I'm sorry about your friend, dude. But I'm asking a valid question. You can have a stroke at any age, and I'm curious about hers. I'm asking because my father had a stroke at a fairly young age, considering.

Is that okay with you, princess?

Same here, 50, second one at 55, died two years later. shiat scares me - that was hard to watch.


My dad was lucky. It was back in 2000. So far so good, knock wood and all that.

/heh, I said wood.
 
2011-02-14 10:19:43 AM

Sarcastica75: Thanks for assuming I was inquiring for an ignorant, retarded reason.


Are you saying that is beyond the realm of possibilities?!?!?!?

:)
 
2011-02-14 10:21:20 AM

Sarcastica75: KatjaMouse: I was wondering if you were inquiring as I've actually known people who were convinced that strokes are ailments that only the elderly suffer. As for her age, not sure. She looks rather young, perhaps her 30s.

Thanks for assuming I was inquiring for an ignorant, retarded reason.


Hey, been on Fark long enough...
 
2011-02-14 10:21:25 AM

R.A.Danny: Sarcastica75: Thanks for assuming I was inquiring for an ignorant, retarded reason.

Are you saying that is beyond the realm of possibilities?!?!?!?

:)


Not at all. You clearly seem to be alluding to my mental retarderption.

But how you get "she must be asking because she thinks only old people get strokes" from "How old is she?" seems profoundly moranic to me.
 
2011-02-14 10:22:32 AM

KatjaMouse: Sarcastica75: KatjaMouse: I was wondering if you were inquiring as I've actually known people who were convinced that strokes are ailments that only the elderly suffer. As for her age, not sure. She looks rather young, perhaps her 30s.

Thanks for assuming I was inquiring for an ignorant, retarded reason.

Hey, been on Fark long enough...


Yes, you're a veteran.
 
2011-02-14 10:23:38 AM
There's a local newscaster here who has a seizure disorder and one of her small on-air seizures looked a lot like that. The tone and inflection remained perfectly appropriate but the words were gibberish, accompanied by the terrified "WTF?" look in the eyes.
 
2011-02-14 10:24:22 AM
Could have been a TIA. I went through one a little over a year ago. Lost all ability to communicate for a few hours, spent 5 days in this hospital and got a couple thousand of dollars in debt for the answer of "yeah, nothign we can do, you're lucky you didn't go full retard"
 
2011-02-14 10:24:28 AM

KatjaMouse: Like that matters. The son of a family friend had a stroke at 19


I know a girl who was playing HS varsity volley ball and dropped on the court. She had a 99% recovery. Still has problems with words once in a great while.
 
2011-02-14 10:24:46 AM
I suffer from seizures and buddies have told me I've said some wild shiat that I never remember.

They're scary as hell, without a doubt. While you're unconscious you have no feeling for the passing of time. You know when you sleep, you have that sense that time has passed? Nothing like that with a stroke. I'll be talking to someone than what feels like an instant later I'm in the back of an ambulance. Scary stuff.
 
2011-02-14 10:25:06 AM
Sge looks too young to be having a stroke. While the symptoms of having a stroke are commonly known, usually if you're under the age of 50 you should really just have some fluids and then rest. If you feel the same way a few days later then that's the time to contact a doctor.
 
2011-02-14 10:26:31 AM
Strokes can happen at any age, they just are more likely with some type of set up IE age, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, smoking etc. Certain drugs some legal and some not can also predispose to stroke (smoking while using birth control pills can increase a woman's risk of stroke). Some decongestants are also associated with an increase of stroke. Cocaine and meth can also do the same.
 
2011-02-14 10:27:12 AM

someonelse: There's a local newscaster here who has a seizure disorder and one of her small on-air seizures looked a lot like that. The tone and inflection remained perfectly appropriate but the words were gibberish, accompanied by the terrified "WTF?" look in the eyes.


I wouldn't be surprised if it was something more like that. I didn't watch this happen in real time and I heard about it this morning on the radio. They followed up with the comment that it was determined she didn't have a stroke but no word as of then what it was.

I didn't see any mention in TFA if they indeed ruled stroke out.
 
2011-02-14 10:29:08 AM
She's an attractive woman and I feel sorry for her.
 
2011-02-14 10:29:42 AM
My sister in law is about 28 now and she started having strokes at 23-24. She has spent so much money on doctors trying to find out what was causing them but it took years to finally diagnose. I can't remember what it was that was causing it now but they make her take tramadol to control it now. She had so many that she had actually driven herself to the doctor after having one a few times. One side of her body would stop working during some strokes but not as bad during others.
 
2011-02-14 10:32:28 AM
Yes, a TIA or stroke. Hopefully the on-scene medics realized that and gave here the proper meds ASAP to dissolve any clots. Looking forward to a positive update.
 
2011-02-14 10:32:51 AM

Sarcastica75: unfarkingbelievable: this just destroyed my morning with a rainstorm of sadness.

Whoa.


...

I do feel a lot of sadness for folks sometimes! I have an empathy gene or something.

 
2011-02-14 10:32:51 AM

omahatattoo: She's an attractive woman and I feel sorry for her.


So if she was unattractive, you wouldn't feel sorry for her?
 
2011-02-14 10:33:36 AM
When asked for comment, Dick Clark only replied, "HADDY DOO YEAR!".
 
2011-02-14 10:34:10 AM

BadAdviceGuy: Sge looks too young to be having a stroke. While the symptoms of having a stroke are commonly known, usually if you're under the age of 50 you should really just have some fluids and then rest. If you feel the same way a few days later then that's the time to contact a doctor.


I was going to reply, then I saw your handle.

A capital move, sir. Capital indeed.
 
2011-02-14 10:34:41 AM

Sarcastica75: Charlie Freak: Sarcastica75: KatjaMouse: Sarcastica75: How old is she?

Like that matters. The son of a family friend had a stroke at 19 while he was in the middle of a snowball fight. His friends kept piling snow on him until they realized he wasn't moving and then called for help. I think it turned out that it was a bit of plaque in his bloodstream that caused it.

/Learned to talk again about a year after the incident

Well, I'm sorry about your friend, dude. But I'm asking a valid question. You can have a stroke at any age, and I'm curious about hers. I'm asking because my father had a stroke at a fairly young age, considering.

Is that okay with you, princess?

Same here, 50, second one at 55, died two years later. shiat scares me - that was hard to watch.

My dad was lucky. It was back in 2000. So far so good, knock wood and all that.

/heh, I said wood.


I'm glad your dad is fine and that he lives long to enjoy his awesome daughter!

/you said "wood" in the morning! ha ha. (ok that one sucks, sometimes I'm off)
 
2011-02-14 10:35:49 AM

El Chode: Could have been a TIA. I went through one a little over a year ago. Lost all ability to communicate for a few hours, spent 5 days in this hospital and got a couple thousand of dollars in debt for the answer of "yeah, nothign we can do, you're lucky you didn't go full retard"


Yeah, I had one at around 38-39. I thought I was simply hypoglycemic, so didn't go to the hospital, which totally pissed off the girlfriend. Went the next day. Always interesting, while in triage, you start giving the list of medications that you take, and when you start rattling them off (about 15 or so), the triage nurse gives you this look and asks, "why?" Oh, heart transplant. Yup, you get VIP treatment then.
Kinda freaky to know that your brain is still working, but that it refuses to communicate with the rest of your body. It gets mighty lonesome in there. Of course, being Canuckian, it didn't cost me a penny, as opposed to your thousands.
Sad to see that happen to the reporter.
 
2011-02-14 10:37:21 AM

unfarkingbelievable: I'm glad your dad is fine


thank you, thank you.

:D
 
2011-02-14 10:39:40 AM
Why did the article feel it was necessary to list her hobbies? I know she's hot and all but still.
 
2011-02-14 10:41:13 AM

SteelCityKid: When asked for comment, Dick Clark only replied, "HADDY DOO YEAR!".


Dick was on a telephone interview with a local morning radio duo and sounded a little distracted. We heard later that day he had had his stroke. It might have been starting while he was live on the air.
 
2011-02-14 10:47:16 AM

Sarcastica75: But how you get "she must be asking because she thinks only old people get strokes" from "How old is she?" seems profoundly moranic to me.


This is, in many cases, the only venue where people can feel better about themselves by belittling others. Perhaps you just made someone's day cheerier, even if for only a moment.
 
2011-02-14 10:48:04 AM
Scary stuff indeed.

I'm a bit of a hypochondriac, and seeing stuff like this always scares me, I always think it's gonna happen to me. I wish I had a doctor like House to monitor me 24/7, it would be incredibly helpivul bertacion and very derrison by terri placen pet habipet.
 
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