Late on Monday, a Canadian multimedia journalist issued a health update, following a medical issue live on-air.
On Sunday, CTV reporter Jessica Robb experienced an unspecified medical emergency while discussing with anchor Nahreman Issa a report about a fatal Iranian plane crash. The reporter began taking deeper breaths, before seemingly struggling to read a teleprompter, and found herself unable to finish a sentence.
She then told the anchor that she was “not feeling very well right now,” before unsteadily moving from side to side until the camera cut back to Issa, who told audiences that they would check on her and assuring the audience that she was not alone.
Shortly after the incident, Robb assured the public she was stable, thanking the CTV team for taking care of her.
On Tuesday, Robb issued a statement saying her medical issue is “no cause for concern” and addressed rumors about the cause of her health emergency, according to CTV Edmonton.
“On Sunday night, a very personal and vulnerable moment unfolded as I reported live on air,” Robb wrote. “Since then, it has been shared thousands of times, along with baseless theories about the cause. To everyone who has reached out with supportive messages of well wishes and concern, thank you. It’s been overwhelming, and while I can’t get to all the messages, please know I’ve seen them and appreciate every single one.”
“I have also received an overwhelming amount of harassment and hatred, tied to false theories about the reason for the incident,” Robb’s statement continued. “While I will not share private medical information publicly, I can say that there is no cause for concern, and that my understanding of my own medical background provides a reasonable explanation for what happened. I can, however, confirm that the situation was in no way related to the COVID-19 vaccine.”
Robb is the latest in a series of young, otherwise healthy, individuals inexplicably experiencing health emergencies while participating in everyday activities. NFL safety Damar Hamlin suffered cardiac arrest on the field during the game between the Buffalo Bills and the Cincinnati Bengals last week, and just days after that, a 16-year-old teenager collapsed and later died on field during a high school football game.
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