Another Reporter Flubs Speech on Live TV

Paramedics called after Canadian reporter starts garbling sentences
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 24, 2011 4:04 AM CDT

(Newser) – Another TV reporter has suffered an on-air loss of his ability to speak. Mark McAllister of Global Toronto began slurring his words and speaking incomprehensibly while speaking about strife in Libya, reports the Toronto Star. The station issued a statement saying McAllister had suffered a minor medical issue.

The issued caused McAllister "to experience a moment of disorientation," said a spokesman for the station. "Paramedics were immediately called to the scene, where Mark was fully checked out and is feeling better. As a precaution, Mark will be pursuing this matter with his own doctor." Viewers feared CBS reporter Serene Branson had suffered a stroke when she had a similar on-air lapse, but doctors determined it was a "complex migraine." (Read more reporter stories.)

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