Have you ever felt really shitty at work? Perhaps you were hanging, on a comedown or just ill but still had to go in. We’ve all been there. This reporter from Salt Lake City called Brooke Graham fainted during a live broadcast whilst trying to interview some folks about cross-country skiing. She opens the segment slurring just slightly before coming to a halt and doing an epic backwards head plant drop not unlike Michael Jackson’s ‘Smooth Criminal’ onto the floor. The impact seems to wake her up instantly and with a little help from her gallant (albeit delayed) interviewee, sits up and continues where she left off, styling it all out as a trip.
KUTV – a local news team where she works – uploaded the video to YouTube along with a short comment, explaining Brooke is doing alright:
“KUTV Reporter Brooke Graham works six days a week and is one of our hardest workers. She is doing fine following this instance and has given us permission to post the video on her behalf. She is seeking medical attention to look into what caused her to pass out.”
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I just passed out in middle of my live shot. I guess I shouldn’t try reporting when I’m not feeling well!
– Brooke Graham (@Brooke_Graham_) December 28, 2013
On her blog she says wasn’t sure how long she’d been knocked out and saw the camera still pointing at her so she assumed it was best to go with the show. Brooke goes on to admit that she often passes out when at high-altitudes and cold weather. She doesn’t seem too phased by the whole thing and has apparently gained extra work over it… so that’s nice, I think? But the two bitches outside the newsroom cracking up is sort of shit though. It’s obvious she didn’t fall, but I guess turning a blind eye is what news media is all about.
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Watch the clip below: