KCBS TV reporter Serene Branson, whose talk lapsed into gibberish during a live shot outside the Grammys Sunday night, stated yesterday that she knew something was wrong at the time but she kept trying hard to vocalize her report but the words all came out wrong.
"For some reason, the moment I began talking about the Grammys, I kept seeing Bob Dylan in my mind and all of a sudden I began to SOUND like Dylan on those old interviews.", she told a nationwide CBS audience..
Branson's incoherence Sunday night suddenly filled the Internet with speculation that she had suffered an on-air stroke.
"It reminded me of that audio of that Senator who suffered a stroke last year", stated the cameraman who was there with Branson.
But doctors at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) where she went to get a brain scan and blood work done have ruled it out. Doctors said she suffered a type of migraine that can mimic symptoms of a stroke but that she had definitely not suffered one.
"I DID have a horrible headache", she stated yesterday in the interview. "Plus there was a 'star-like glow' in front of my eyes but I thought it came from looking at all the bright lights outside."
Branson also stated that the words on some cue-cards were blurred to where she couldn't see them but that she had been able to "wing it" before.
Meanwhile, Bob Dylan told reporters that he was watching the program after appearing on stage himself and understood every word Branson said.
"I mean she was totally brainy like and substance to me."