Live TV capturing sports people and presenters collapsing in front of viewers, may no longer be a rarity!
The latest victim appears to be Los Angeles meteorologist, Alissa Carlson Schwartz who fainted as she was about to give her 7am weather report on CBS LA. It took presenters Nichelle Medina and Rachel Kim a few seconds to realise what happened and cut to an add break. Schwartz posted an update on her Facebook page around 2.30pm, writing: ‘Thanks for all the texts, calls, and well wishes. I am going to be ok!’ It was not immediately clear if her fainting episode was related to her previous heart issues from 2014.
Last July ahead of the general election in the UK, the second TV debate between the Conservative leadership candidates Liz Truss and Rishi Sunak was halted dramatically after TalkTV presenter Kate McCann fainted.