CNN Anchor Poppy Harlow Passes out Live on Air: ‘I got a little hot’

By Epoch Newsroom
Epoch Newsroom
Epoch Newsroom
December 28, 2015 Updated: December 28, 2015

CNN anchor Poppy Harlow, who is pregnant, passed out during a live broadcast on Monday during a segment about how many Americans are dissatisfied with how the Obama administration is handling ISIS and terrorism.

Video footage captured the incident, which was first noted by Deadspin

“We have this new CNN/ORC poll,” the 33-year-old anchor then says as she’s slurring her words. “Which is quite a… quite a… turnaround…”

Then the broadcast goes radio silent, and Harlow is heard breathing through her mic. A graphic for a poll remained on the screen. After that, #PoppyHarlow started trending on Twitter.

“For all of you on Twitter, who are asking if I’m OK, thank you so much,” Harlow said several minutes later. “I got a little hot and I passed out for a moment.”

She also tweeted an update. “Thank you all for your concern and messages! I am ok! Passed out briefly and am with the doctor now. So thankful to our amazing CNN team,” she wrote.

Harlow also tweeted about her pending childbirth. “Update from the hospital — our little girl due this spring is doing just fine. Was a scare but we are both ok. Thank you all so much!” she said.

It will be the first child for Harlow and her husband, Sinisa Babcic.