A Los Angeles reporter suffered a medical malfunction during a live broadcast following the Grammys Sunday night.
Serene Branson was outside the Staples Center for CBS 2 News in Los Angeles and was set to share the "highlights and backstage coverage" from the music awards show when things went wrong.
The journalist's speech slurred almost immediately and became incomprehensible, suggesting she suffered a possible mini-stroke.
"Well, a very, very heavy burtation tonight," she started to say, but her words quickly melted into indecipherable sounds.
She struggled to speak for nearly 10 seconds, clearly aware she was having problems, before the video cut away to pre-recorded Grammy coverage.
CBS 2 News in LA remained quiet regarding what happened to Branson, but eventually released a statement, which contradicted earlier reports she had been hospitalized:
"Serene Branson was examined by paramedics on scene immediately after her broadcast. Her vital signs were normal. She was not hospitalized. As a precautionary measure, a colleague gave her a ride home and she says that she is feeling fine this morning."
CBS 2 later stated on their website she will be seeing a doctor for follow-up tests, and "Serene thanks everyone for their concern and good wishes and hopes to be back on the air very soon."
Branson received two Emmy nominations and previously worked as a journalist for KCAL 9 in Sacramento.
"Sending my best to Serene Branson that she's ok," wrote Kim Baldonado, an NBC 4 News reporter in Los Angeles, via Twitter. "It doesn't sound like it's anything to laugh about."
Theories regarding what exactly happened to Branson have spread throughout the Internet based upon her on-air behavior. Although many have suggested she suffered a mini-stroke, others have indicated it could have been temperary aphasia, which can affect speech. She may also have suffered a transient ischemic attack (TIA), which mimics the symptoms of a stroke and lasts a brief period of time.