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Posted at 6:42 PM ET, 02/17/2011

This just in...: L.A. newswoman Serene Branson suffered a migraine, not a stroke

By The Reliable Source

Serene Branson, before she was hit by an on-air migraine. (AP/KCBS-TV)

A Los Angeles TV reporter who started speaking gibberish during a live newscast Sunday was suffering from a "complex migraine," her doctor told the L.A. Times Thursday. Serene Branson's mysterious episode went viral on the Web, triggering waves of mockery and concern from people who'd never heard of the local newswoman before, and widespread speculation she'd had a stroke. Not the case, said her doc, though migraines like that can mimic the effects of a stroke temporarily. She's fine now, so everyone get over your Internet voyeurism and move on.

Read earlier on BlogPost: Serene Branson and the fears of a stroke after newscast flub

By The Reliable Source  | February 17, 2011; 6:42 PM ET
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Comments

I have suffered from this type of migraine since I was a kid (I'm in my 30s). Sometimes I've been rushed to the hospital and since I'm incoherent, the doctors initially think I'm either having a stroke or have meningitis. I understand what was happening to Ms. Branson while she was on air.

Posted by: angela4 | February 17, 2011 11:20 PM | Report abuse

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