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Did CBS reporter Serene Branson have a stroke on air?

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Serene Branson: Stroke on air?

KCBS reporter Serene Branson slurred her speech during a post-Grammy news report. Did she suffer a stroke?

It started out as a typical post-2011 Grammy Awards report -- but it took a scary turn when CBS reporter Serene Branson started slurring her words on camera.

Serene Branson: Stroke on air?

It appeared to be an innocent mistake -- at first. But as she continued, it was obvious that Branson wasn't making a mistake -- it was much more serious than that.

It now appears that Branson may have had a stroke while on air. One of the warning signs of a stroke is slurred speech -- strokes are known to interfere with the brain's ability to form words.

The Telegraph reports that Branson was taken to a Los Angeles hospital after the broadcast for tests, but there's no official confirmation on her condition.

KCBS Los Angeles did post a statement on their website.

"Serene Branson was examined by paramedics on scene immediately after her broadcast. Her vital signs were normal. She was not hospitalized. As a precautionary measure, a colleague gave her a ride home and she says that she is feeling fine this morning," the statement said.

"KCBS reporter Serene Branson is okay -- hang in there girl!" fellow KCBS reported Angie Crouch tweeted Monday morning.

Here's hoping it was just a one-time thing and that Serene Branson really didn't have a stroke.

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