On Sunday evening a Canadian TV journalist suffered a medical emergency in the middle of her report, the moment caught LIVE on air…
CTV reporter Jessica Robb was in the field speaking with anchor Nahreman Issa when Jessica suddenly became unable to get her message out, stumbling over her words and apologizing before appearing to lose her balance.
Before she starts to lose her balance and unable to speak, Jessica says … “Sorry, Nahreman, I’m, I’m, I’m not feeling very well right now, and I’m about to just …” and then the camera cuts away.
Young Canadian reporter Jessica Robb slurs her words and appears to have a stroke on live television tonight.
— Plato (@plato1867) January 9, 2023
Nahreman assured viewers Jessica was not alone in the field and promised the news program would share an update on Jessica’s status later on in the broadcast.
CTV Edmonton confirmed Jessica’s medical issue in a tweet, but it sounds like she’s going to pull through. The station says, “Thanks to everyone who inquired about our reporter who became ill during the 6 PM News. Jessica Robb is feeling better and is now resting.”
Robb released a statement about the incident on Monday saying, “On Sunday night, a very personal and vulnerable moment unfolded as I reported live on air. Since then, it has been shared thousands of times, along with baseless theories about the cause.”
She says, “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.”
She continues, “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.”