A local CBS Los Angeles weather woman and meteorologist suddenly collapsed during a live TV broadcast on Saturday.
Alissa Carlson Schwartz was about to deliver her 7 a.m. weather report when her complexion appeared to turn white as she leaned forward from her desk.
During the live segment, the CBS meteorologist attempted to steady herself, her eyes rolled to the back of her head before she suddenly collapses.
Schwartz was meant to deliver a weather update about the impending rain in Los Angeles, but collapsed before she could begin the report.
Watch moment when CBS meteorologist Schwartz suddenly collapses:
“The video is absolutely horrifying … you see Carlson’s eyes roll to the back of her head, and she begins to lean forward on the desk she was at. Eventually, she completely collapses,” TMZ reported.
When CBS staff relased what happened, they immediately cut to the commercial break.
CBS Los Angeles Vice President and News Director Mike Dello Stritto issued a statement following news of the collapse.
“Our colleague Alissa Carlson became ill during our 7 a.m. newscast this morning. I want to thank her co-workers who took immediate action to comfort Alissa and call 911,” Stritto said.
“I want to thank [Schwarz’s] co-workers who took immediate action to comfort Alissa and call 911,” he added.
“Alissa is being treated at the hospital right now. Hopefully we’ll know more shortly. In the meantime, Alissa will be in our thoughts and we’re praying for her to be feeling much better soon,” he added.
Carlson also provided a short update on her Facebook page.
“Thanks for all the texts, calls, and well wishes. I’m going to be okay!” she wrote.
However, according to TMZ, the meteorologist had a previous heart condition.
“Here’s the thing … Carlson had previously experienced a similar episode years ago — throwing up on set during a weather report when she was at a different station — and as a result … she was diagnosed with a leaky heart valve. That was back in 2014,” TMZ reported.
“Unclear if her previous diagnosis played any role in Saturday’s episode. We’ve reached out to KCAL for a statement … so far, no word back. They haven’t addressed this at all thus far,” it added.
According to the outlet, Schwartz also vomited on set during a weather report due to a leaky heart valve.