A CBS News LA affiliate is backing away from a previous statement on its website that said CBS2 and KCAL reporter Serene Branson had "no indication of serious medical problems" after she slurred her words live on air.

But Branson apparently suffered a TIA (transient ischemic attack, or mini-stroke) while broadcasting live on air a few hours after the Grammy's ended on Sunday.

KCAL-9 posted the statement on the station's website yesterday, saying Branson was examined on the scene by paramedics and then given a ride home by a colleague.

Viewers -- including a neurosurgeon -- immediately criticized CBS for diminishing what could be a potentially serious, career threatening illness for Branson.

Dr. John Krakauer, associate professor of neurology and neuroscience at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in Baltimore, told CBS News. "Frankly, I would have admitted her."

On Monday night, anchors for KCAL-9 clarified the station's previous statement:

They said Branson had suffered from "health related problems" but that she is feeling better. They also said that Branson "followed up with a visit to the doctor for medical tests" and hopes to be back on the air soon.

  • jUsTiAra

    I have to admit i laughed hard as HALE and replayed it like 5 times when i first saw that video. I feel like chit now since it turns out it was a health condition. :no:

  • jazi65

    Poor thang, glad she's ok.

  • CFREE

    jusTiara, i hate when i laugh at stuff i have no bizness,.I knew the story and couldn't stop laughing they kept replayn it on the radio :ashamed:

    I hope she gets better tho

  • http://charactercorner.blogspot.com attorneymom

    Wow, She is in my prayers. I had experience TIA almost 2 years agao. It was a very scary experience.

  • Peachpussycat

    Can someone inform Rickey Smiley that this is not a joke. He's been playing this clip all morning. I don't think he knows (or cares ) that this woman suffered a mini stroke.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dfrJ2qL6gCs&feature=related BUBBLIN BROWNSUGA AKA WONDER WOMAN

    Moanin Peach

  • Peachpussycat

    Morning Mo-wet!!!!

  • yvonne79

    I'm truly glad she didn't downplay the seriousness of it all and got checked out. I will be praying for her safe recovery....

  • http://twitter.com/_imOther_ Mamacita

    @PeachP I'm sure he doesn't know. If it wasn't for Sandra's posts on the story I wouldn't know either. I would just think she was stumbling over some cue cards or something...

    A lot of people don't know.

  • jUsTiAra

    Lol @cfree me too!!!! And ya'll know rickey smiley dont give a phluck that negro still play like lil darryl all the time!

  • Daisy

    Speaking of Rickey Paternity test Tues has me in tears today :rofl:

    I am glad she is ok and all is well

  • Starr

    I didn't think it was ever funny. Watching it you could tell something serious was happening. Its hard to miss the panic on her face...esp when she started looking off to the side...probably to her camera crew...

    Wish her all the best

  • https://sandrarose.com Sandra Rose

    TIA's affect a lot of young people and they don't even know it. Have you ever been tongue tied for more than 30 seconds? That could have been be a TIA.

  • Nicksocrazy

    Morning all!!

    Peachpussycat says:

    Can someone inform Rickey Smiley that this is not a joke. He’s been playing this clip all morning. I don’t think he knows (or cares ) that this woman suffered a mini stroke.
    __________________________________________________________________________
    :cosign: also tell Nick CANNON ass too. he making jokes about it and talking about thats what happens in the industry. NO! The lady couldnt get one word out. and after everyone finds out that it something slightly serious you still wanna joke.

    But when Mariah get her ass up on stage and starts fumblin shit and people crack jokes, he betta start cracking them too.

  • thegifted1

    Just sad...

  • miamore1973

    I saw this as it played out. I actually watched the Grammys in it's entirety (something I don't think I've done since high school) and when it went off I left the tv on that chanel to catch the news. First thing up was this reporter. I admit I had a buzz going on. So she comes on and says Very and blah blah and Very and blah blah. I DIED LAUGHING!! I'm watching it with my daughter my first thought was this helfa been out here drinking on the job. My daughter was like somebody needs to lose their job. I mean we kept rewinding it. I went and grabbed my husband and my son and rewound it some more. I put it on my FB page reporter flucked up after the grammy's.

    Then someone posted a youtube link from another news report that said she had a mini-stroke. Dayum I felt bad. I watched it again and now that I was sober I can actually see the confusion and hint of panic coming across her face. I hope she gets better soon.

    But it really was funny as all hell when it happened.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dfrJ2qL6gCs&feature=related BUBBLIN BROWNSUGA AKA WONDER WOMAN

    *waits patiently for the crew*

  • Phrozen1der

    *Kicks door open and cracks knuckles*

    Where is everyone?! :waves:

  • Bosstown

    I am in the room Brown where everybody at????

    :waiting:

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dfrJ2qL6gCs&feature=related BUBBLIN BROWNSUGA AKA WONDER WOMAN

    PHRO
    I LOVE YO GUTS AND I'M GON MISS YOU WHEN IM OFF

  • Bosstown

    Hey Phro what is going on today. I already seen you opening your Dr Pepper so I know what time it is??

  • Phrozen1der

    @Brown ;)

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dfrJ2qL6gCs&feature=related BUBBLIN BROWNSUGA AKA WONDER WOMAN

    Boss *caresses your head*
    Be patient hun, they'll come

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dfrJ2qL6gCs&feature=related BUBBLIN BROWNSUGA AKA WONDER WOMAN

    *scene from Kevin Costner baseball movie*
    "If You Build It They'll Come"
    and scene!

  • Bosstown

    Alright now Brown as tired as I am right now I might just go to sleep!!

    :lol:

  • Phrozen1der

    @Boss I had to be a little #Ratchet but that post has me on chill mode..... :rofl:

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dfrJ2qL6gCs&feature=related BUBBLIN BROWNSUGA AKA WONDER WOMAN

    *massages Boss's scalp*

  • Bosstown

    What the hail done went on in here today? I see we had a twitter beef and a e beef dang!!!!

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dfrJ2qL6gCs&feature=related BUBBLIN BROWNSUGA AKA WONDER WOMAN

    Phro I'm changin my name to Lucious Lolita

  • Bosstown

    @Brown keep it up!!!!

  • Phrozen1der

    @Brown :lol:

  • chibytex

    :offtopic:
    Im reading the earlier comments on this post and THIS was funny:
    But when Mariah get her ass up on stage and starts fumblin **** and people crack jokes, he betta start cracking them too.

    Cause I can just picture her piggly wiggly ass falling down

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dfrJ2qL6gCs&feature=related BUBBLIN BROWNSUGA AKA WONDER WOMAN

    *does ancient chinese deep tissue massage on Boss's scalp*

  • Bosstown

    @Brown

    :rofl:
    (while drifting off to sleep)

    Just wake me when everybody gets here.

  • ALBoy

    So yall in here now? what yall talking bout

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dfrJ2qL6gCs&feature=related BUBBLIN BROWNSUGA AKA WONDER WOMAN

    Al, you're not welcome in here with that nasty azz shyt

  • BruhMan5th Flr

    Slowly but surely

  • Phrozen1der

    @Brown :rofl:

  • ALBoy

    I promise not to say anything nasty :coffee:

  • MzDimplez1123

    LOL Al got booted before he even entered.

  • mirsmommy

    Why yall was goin in on Oscar?????? :rofl:

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dfrJ2qL6gCs&feature=related BUBBLIN BROWNSUGA AKA WONDER WOMAN

    *lays Boss's head on my lap while I have on my cutoff shorts so she can rest easy on the thighs*
    Boss you wont feel any hairs stickin up from outta my legs

    My step mom used to come my hair and made me lay my head on her lap and those few strands of hair drove me crazy!
    #traumatizingflashbacks

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dfrJ2qL6gCs&feature=related BUBBLIN BROWNSUGA AKA WONDER WOMAN

    MEERKAT!
    Apparently he was goin in on East and you know East dont bother nobody!

  • Phrozen1der

    @Mirs It was'nt me..... *Adjust Halo* :coffee:

  • mirsmommy

    BUBBLIN BROWNSUGA AKA WONDER WOMAN says:

    MEERKAT!
    Apparently he was goin in on East and you know East dont bother nobody!
    _________________________

    :rofl: That was some funny shyt!!!! "I'm Twitter, your Myspace." Fuggin :dead:

  • mirsmommy

    Phrozen1der says:

    @Mirs It was’nt me….. *Adjust Halo*
    _____________________

    I see horns on ya halo. :lol:

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dfrJ2qL6gCs&feature=related BUBBLIN BROWNSUGA AKA WONDER WOMAN

    I'm rubber, you're glue everything you say sticks back on you!

  • ALBoy

    @ Mz D I cant belive this I aint di nothin to nobody Im Ole Al :no:
    But would you rather Drink the water after whoppi get her hair washed or drink the water after fantashia soaks her feet after a show :coffee: @ Fantasia keep your shoes on.
    Me : Fantasia keep your shoes on this time
    Fantasia: Me Keep me shoes on me feets?
    Me: :blink: :shrug: Yea Keep you soes on you feets lost cause

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dfrJ2qL6gCs&feature=related BUBBLIN BROWNSUGA AKA WONDER WOMAN

    well since Al fcked it up I'm out,

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dfrJ2qL6gCs&feature=related BUBBLIN BROWNSUGA AKA WONDER WOMAN

    DUECES

  • MzDimplez1123

    @ Al.............I'd rather hold the bucket for you so you can puke after you do which ever you chose. :coffee:

    #ICan'tSeeMyselfDoinNeither
    #SupportiveThroughAllYourDecisions

  • ALBoy

    @ Wonder woman dont leave Im through I promise :coffee:

  • ALBoy

    Mz D I was invisioning a frozen drink with either :lol:

  • Dymond

    :coffee: sup

  • ChaCha

    continues poppin coochay............. Ya'll muthafluckas need to be still this is hard work... my kiegel muscles gon be skrong as hail today!

    Now where is CEO CEO aka SUPERMAN *bats lashes

  • MzDimplez1123

    @ cHA.... wHO THAT IN YOUR GRAVI?

  • MzDimplez1123

    @ Al....... :hurl:

  • Bosstown

    @Al for both of those options

    :hurl:

    Whats goin on with the nasty Al??

  • Bosstown

    @Brown appreciate the head massage that was a good nap.

    :hug:

  • Phrozen1der

    @Mirs :lol:

  • ChaCha

    MzDimplez1123 says:

    @ cHA…. wHO THAT IN YOUR GRAVI?

    One of my fave video vixens Esther Baxter :yes: luvs that bishes body!