TV Reporter Jessica Robb Struggles To Speak And Stand, Tells Anchor 'I'm Not Feeling Very Well'

The reporter fended off trolls after her on-air emergency and said there was a "reasonable explanation for what happened."
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Canadian TV reporter Jessica Robb said Monday she faced “overwhelming” harassment after she felt sick, strained to speak and became unsteady on her feet during a weekend live broadcast.

Robb, who works for CTV in Edmonton, was delivering a stand-up report Sunday when her speech stalled and her movements faltered.

“Sorry, Nahreman,” she told anchor Nahreman Issa in the clip below. “I’m not feeling very well right now and I’m about to ...”

Robb appeared in distress as the camera cut away.

“We will make sure that Jessica is OK, and we’ll give you guys an update a little bit later,” Issa told viewers.

CTV Edmonton later said Robb “became ill” during the 6 p.m. newscast, but was “feeling better and is now resting.”

She said she “received an overwhelming amount of harassment and hatred, tied to false theories about the reason for the incident.”

“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,” she said.

“I can, however, confirm that the situation was in no way related to the COVID-19 vaccine.”

Here is her full statement:

In early December, Atlanta Hawks broadcaster Bob Rathbun convulsed and fainted on the air, but returned to work a few weeks later.

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