Nearly four months after undergoing surgery to remove a brain tumor, WISC-TV (Ch. 3) anchor Sarah Carlson suffered what appeared to be a mild seizure on the air during Tuesday's 6 p.m. newscast, the station's news director said.
"She's OK," Colin Benedict said. "She's going to go home and get some rest."
During the newscast, Carlson, who has epilepsy, began slurring her speech and was assisted from the set, while co-anchor Susan Siman "just jumped in" and continued on her own, Benedict said. He expects Carlson to continue her role as anchor.
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Carlson, 35, joined WISC-TV this month after a September surgery to remove a kidney-bean-sized brain tumor appeared to have controlled her seizures. She normally anchors the 10 p.m. newscast but was filling in at the 6 p.m. slot, Benedict said.
In November 2009, Carlson suffered a grand mal seizure on the air while co-anchoring "The Morning Show" on WMTV (Ch. 15), collapsing against co-anchor Christine Bellport.