Los Angeles meteorologist, who fell to the ground Saturday morning, revealed Tuesday why.
KCAL’s Alissa Karlson Schwartz looked fine in the beginning of her 7:01 a.m. broadcast. But, during a conversation she had with Nichelle Medina, Rachel Kim and Schwartz, Schwartz started to lean forward awkwardly. Her eyes began to roll to her back and she fell to the ground.
According to Fox News, Schwartz was unconscious when she fell on her head. She was later admitted to hospital with a head injury. According to the Mayo Clinic, Schwartz was diagnosed with Vasovagal Syncope. This is when the body reacts too strongly to triggers such as blood, extreme emotional distress, or the sight of blood. This condition causes a rapid decline in heart rate and blood pressure that can lead to fainting.
Schwartz stated that she felt nauseated 15 minutes before she went on air, but she decided to “power through” the situation. Schwartz also said she skipped breakfast and was dehydrated.
Schwartz stated that Schwartz has fainted before and that she shouldn’t have forced herself to air when she feels sick. Fox News reported.
“Sometimes, we put ourselves last. We go to go until something happens, and then it’s too late.”