Serene Branson's Garbled Speech Caused by "Complex Migraine" -- Not a Stroke

The CBS reporter's doctor reveals the real reason she started talking gibberish during a live Grammys telecast

When CBS Los Angeles reporter Serene Branson started speaking gibberish during her live post-Grammys segment, many viewers feared that she'd had a stroke on the air. Thankfully, we've learned that it wasn't so serious. On Thursday, Branson's doctor told The Los Angeles Times that the reporter had not suffered a stroke, but a complex migraine.

Emmy-winning journalist Branson looked totally put together during her telecast, but she stumbled over her sentences and then started speaking nonsensical syllables. According to Dr. Neil Martin, who later saw Branson at the UCLA Medical Center, the reporter had a "complex migraine" -- a headache with similar symptoms to a stroke, including weakness, loss of vision and difficulty speaking. Unlike a stroke, which can result in permanent speech impairment, the symptoms of a complex migraine are nearly always temporary.

According to the CBS 2 website, Branson is "feeling better" and "hopes to be back on the air very soon." We wish her a quick and full recovery. (Watch Today's report on the story below!)



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