An Oklahoma news anchor who suffered a partial stroke during a live news segment shared the confusing text message she sent her husband before the event.
Julie Chin—an anchor for Oklahoma NBC news affiliate KJRH—spoke with Today about the before and after of the alarming moment viewers witnessed live on the Saturday morning broadcast.
In the video that went viral, Chin can be seen repeating and stumbling over her words before apologizing and sending the segment over to the show's meteorologist.
You can see Chin's Today segment here:
Chin went to the hospital later and on Sunday, she shared a Facebook post explaining doctors determined she had suffered the beginnings of a stroke.
Chin shared the jumbled text she sent her husband on Today , which read:
“I need help."
"Something is not Run today."
"My work won’t work is working my help my."
She said it was evidence of her state of mind:
“I never send messages like that, obviously."
"That just shows my state of mind that morning."
"I just couldn’t put any words together as hard as I tried.”
Twitter users shared their well wishes for Chin.
Today also shared the BE FAST acronym to help people recognize when they may be having a stroke:
- Balance off
- Eyes Blurry
- Facial Drooping
- Arm Weak or Numb
- Speech Difficult
- Time to call 911
Chin told Today she plans on returning to work soon.
She hopes to use her experience to spread awareness about strokes.