CHILLING video shows the terrifying moment Alissa Carlson Schwartz’s eyes rolled in the back of her head as she collapsed on live television.
The Los Angeles weatherwoman was preparing for her 7am report on Saturday when the color suddenly drained from her face.
4Scary video shows the moment Alison Carlson Schwartz fainted on live TVCredit: KCAL
4Schwartz’s eyes rolled to the back of her head before her head nearly hit the desk in front of herCredit: KCAL
Schwartz leaned on her desk as her co-anchors spoke in between segments.
While trying to maintain her smile, Schwartz’s eyes rolled into the back of her head before she could even start the forecast and she fell slowly forward onto her arms until her head was inches away from the desk.
Her legs suddenly gave out and she fell to the ground, however, her co-anchors Nichelle Medina and Rachel Kim didn’t seem to notice at first.
Medina even calls her by her name, saying: “Alissa, this is really the calm before the storm.”
Just a few seconds later, however, Kim says “oh” in shock as she is seen squirming in her chair as she tries to look at Schwartz across the room.
Medina immediately addresses the audience: “You know, we’re going to go ahead and go to break, right now.”
“Yeah,” said Kim.
However, the show did not return to a live segment after the break and instead aired pre-recorded segments.
In an update on her Facebook, Schwartz wrote: “Thanks for all the texts, calls, and well wishes. I am going to be ok!”
It’s unknown what caused her to faint but she faced a similar incident in 2014 while working at a different station.
While filling in for one of her coworkers, Schwartz suddenly threw up in the middle of the broadcast.
She learned she had a leaky heart valve after seeing a doctor, who told her they didn’t know when it would wear out.
After giving birth to her daughter, the stem cell from her pregnancy helped repair her heart.
Despite this, it’s unclear if her fainting spell is related to this condition.
4She gave an update on Facebook, thanking people for their supportCredit: KGET
4She suffered a similar experience a few years prior and learned that she had a leaky heart valveCredit: Instagramemail@example.com
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