Phew! Thank goodness. We were sincerely worried for her.
Earlier this week, this video (above) went viral and national concern started to swell for the CBS 2 TV reporter, Serene Branson, whose slurred words were thought to be the result of a stroke on air. However, the chief of neurosurgery at UCLA Medical Center has come forward to reveal that Serene actually suffered from a "complex migraine" and should be fine from here on out.
Dr. Neil Martin explained to sources that this kind of severe headache can mimic certain systems of a stroke, like slurred speech, weakness and loss of vision. However, thankfully unlike with strokes, the effects of complex migraines are not long term.
We hear Serene is still taking it easy, but has informed her station that she will return to work soon after taking some much needed time off.
Good idea. Rest, bb! No doubt your job will be waiting for you when you're ready to get back to it. For now, take some time for yourself. It's been a loooooong week for you.
We're sending you loads of good vibes! Feel better soon!