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Julie Chin, an anchor for an Oklahoma news station, has a stroke on live TV

An Oklahoma news anchor said that she had the start of a stroke while she was on air, because she started to stutter when she spoke.

Julie Chin, who works for the NBC affiliate KJRH in Tulsa, was rushed to the hospital on Saturday after she had trouble reading the teleprompter in front of her.

"The last few days are still a bit of a mystery, but my doctors think I had the beginnings of a stroke while I was on air Saturday morning. Some of you saw it happen, and I'm so sorry that it did," Chin wrote on Facebook late Sunday night.

"It seemed like the event came out of nowhere. Before our show, I felt great," she said.

"However, over the course of a few minutes, things began to happen during our newscast. First, I had trouble seeing out of one eye. After a while, my arm and hand went numb. When my mouth wouldn't say the words that were right in front of me on the teleprompter, I knew I was in big trouble."

Julie Chin
Julie Chin, who works for the NBC affiliate KJRH in Tulsa, Oklahoma, suffered a stroke live on air on Saturday.
Julie Chin
Chin was rushed to the hospital after she found herself struggling to read the teleprompter in front of her during the broadcast.

Chin was talking about the now-cancelled NASA launch when she looked confused and started repeating herself.

After struggling for a few seconds, Chin finally said, "I'm sorry, there's something wrong with me this morning."

Annie Brown, a meteorologist, took over for a weather report right away, but Chin didn't come back on the air for the rest of the show.

"My coworkers saw that a crisis was happening and called 911," Chin wrote in her post.

Julie Chin in hospital
The anchor shared a photo of her in the hospital where she has been undergoing tests — and doctors believe she suffered the beginnings of a stroke.
Facebook/Julie Chin

The anchor said that she went to the hospital and had a series of tests to find out what happened on-air.

"At this point, doctors think I had the start of a stroke, but not a full stroke," Chin said.

"There are still a lot of questions and things to look into, but I should be fine in the end."

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