Jessica Robb, a Canadian TV reporter strangely 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, January 8th 2023 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.”
On Monday, Robb offered more insight while taking aim at unfounded speculation in a statement shared by the station on Twitter.
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.”
Who Is Jessica Robb?
Jessica Robb is a Canadian news reporter from Edmonton, Alberta.
She earned a BA degree in communications and journalism from MacEwan University and graduated in 2019.
In June that year, the journalist then secured a role as an editorial assistant at Global News.
Jessica was later promoted to a video journalist, before joining the Edmonton branch of Canada’s CTV News.
She said she was “thrilled to be back” in her hometown to focus on “telling the stories that live in the heart of the city”.
What happened to Jessica Robb?
Viewers were left in a panic after Jessica suffered a medical episode during a live segment on January 8, 2023.
She was reporting on location while conversing with CTV anchor Nahreman Issa who was in the studio during the 6pm news.
The journalist suddenly began slurring and repeating some words, while appearing faint as she tried to soldier on.
She told her concerned colleague: “Sorry, Nahreman, I’m not feeling very well right now, and I’m about to…”
The feed then cut back to the studio as the anchor reassured viewers Jessica was with a team of people.
Nahreman added: “We will come back to you. Right now, we will make sure that Jessica is doing okay and we will give you guys an update a little bit later.”
CTV Edmonton later confirmed the reporter was “feeling better and is now resting” after she became unwell on air.
The footage of the incident was widely circulated online as fans of the show shared their worries for her health.
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