The moment Julie Chin, local news anchor for Tulsa, Oklahoma's KJRH Channel 2, suffers a stroke while reporting on the postponement of a NASA rocket launch is making the internet rounds.
Tulsa news anchor Julie Chin has the beginnings of a stroke live on the air. She knew something was wrong, so tossed it to the meteorologist, as her concerned colleagues called 911. She's fine now, but wanted to share her experience to educate viewers on stroke warning signs. pic.twitter.com/aWNPPbn1qf
- Mike Sington (@MikeSington) September 5, 2022
Chin begins to stutter and realizes that something is going on, and her face appears to be distorted.
"I'm sorry, something has been wrong with me since this morning and I apologize to everyone," says the news anchor, scrolling through the weather report. In the parallel window with the station meteorologist, Chin looks horrified as she tries to say sorry again.
Her colleagues called an ambulance and took her to hospital where she was diagnosed with the beginnings of a stroke.
Chin overcame the danger and later wrote on Facebook: “The episode happened out of the blue. I was completely fine but during the shift things started happening. Initially I lost my sight in one eye. Then my hand started to go numb. I knew I was in serious trouble when I couldn't pronounce the words in front of me."