updated 2/17/2011 5:51:24 PM ET 2011-02-17T22:51:24

Doctors say a TV reporter who lapsed into gibberish during a live shot outside the Grammys suffered a migraine, not a stroke.

KCBS-TV reporter Serene Branson was doing a stand-up Sunday when her words became incoherent. She was examined by paramedics after her broadcast and went home to recover.

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Branson later went in for a brain scan at the University of California, Los Angeles. Doctors who examined her ruled out a stroke. Instead, they say she suffered a type of migraine, which can sometimes mimic the symptoms of a stroke.

Most people with migraines don't have any warning. But some experience sensations before or during the pain of a migraine attack, which was what happened in Branson's case.

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