On Saturday morning, a disturbing scene unfolded on Los Angeles TV when the local meteorologist suddenly collapsed live on air.
As Alissa Carlson Schwartz, a weather woman from CBS Los Angeles began her 7 am meteorological report, her co-hosts quickly noticed that she had become ashen-faced and started to lean precariously forward onto the desk in front of her.
Schwartz tried to stay composed, yet in an instant, her vision faded into the back of her skull.
She slowly leaned in until her forehead was almost resting on the table.
Her colleagues, Nichelle Medina, and Rachel Kim, seem to be unaware of her accomplishments at first.
After a few moments, Kim exclaimed “oh!” as Medina explained to viewers “we’re going to take a quick break right now.”
“Yeah,” with a nod from Kim, the TV network switched to a commercial.
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TMZ reports that the morning show opted out of resuming its live segment.
At approximately 2:30 p.m., Schwartz took to Facebook and announced that she was “going to be ok!” She expressed her gratitude for all the love and support from friends, family, and everyone who had wished her well during this difficult time.
Though the exact reason behind her fainting spell is unknown, TMZ reported that Schwartz had a similar occurrence way back in 2014 while she was employed at another network.
After Schwartz regurgitated while on-air during a weather report, he was diagnosed with an Aortic Valve leak, as reported by the outlet.
“I want to thank [Schwarz’s] co-workers who took immediate action to comfort Alissa and call 911,” CBS Los Angeles Vice President and News Director Mike Dello Stritto said. “Alissa is being treated at the hospital right now. Hopefully we’ll know more shortly. In the meantime, Alissa will be in our thoughts and we’re praying for her to be feeling much better soon.”