Montreal Mayor Valerie Plante Collapses During News Conference, Says Will Reduce Workload

Montreal Mayor Valerie Plante Collapses During News Conference, Says Will Reduce Workload

“Oh no. I feel unwell,” she said in French.

Valerie Plante, the Mayor of Montreal was answering questions from reporters during a morning news conference on Tuesday when she abruptly crouched and then sat down. Fortunately, the medical teams were able to assist her and she is now doing well, BBC reported. Ms Plante will reduce her workload over the coming days. 

“Oh no. I feel unwell,” she said in French.

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In a post on X, Mayor Plante said she was examined by a medical team and is now doing
alright. She wrote as a preventive measure, Plante further said that she will “slow the rhythm of her activities over the coming days and will miss Tuesday’s Ville-Marie borough council meeting.”

Aides quickly attended to her, and, briefly, Ms Plante leaned her head on one aide’s knee. Following this moment, reporters and cameras were instructed to exit the room, CBC reported. 

Ms Plante had been addressing and responding to questions for approximately 15 minutes before the incident, displaying no apparent signs of illness.

Earlier this year, a shocking video captured the moment when a newsreader in the US collapsed during a live TV broadcast. Alissa Carlson Schwartz–a CBS LA weatherwoman reportedly experienced a medical event when she was about to give a morning weather report. 

In videos that have surfaced online, the 42-year-old woman’s eyes rolled to the back of her head before she fell forward and landed on the floor. Meanwhile, oblivious of what is happening in the other studio, news anchors Nichelle Medina and Rachel Kim were seen introducing her to viewers. When they noticed her collapsing, they paused in shock for a moment before cutting straight to a commercial break.

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