German luxury carmaker BMW's new chief executive, Harald Krueger, faints on stage at the Frankfurt auto show. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
STORY: German luxury carmaker BMW's new chief executive, Harald Krueger, fainted on stage at the Frankfurt auto show on Tuesday. Krueger collapsed as he was commenting on BMW's latest models during a news conference. Two men escorted him off stage. Kruger was able to walk. A BMW spokesman said over the public address system: "I'm a bit lost for words." It was the first appearance at a major auto show by Krueger, who took the helm as CEO in May. BMW later said: "Harald Krueger experienced a moment of dizziness. As a result, the press conference was cancelled in order that Mr Krueger could be examined by a doctor. Mr Krueger's health is stable and he is recovering well." Chief Financial Officer Friedrich Eichiner took over the press roundtable.