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      09-15-2015, 02:19 AM   #1
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FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — BMW CEO Harald Krueger collapsed Tuesday during a news conference at the Frankfurt auto show and was helped off stage by staff. His condition was not serious, the company said later.

Krueger stumbled backward and fell on his back during the first five minutes of the presentation of the German auto house's new lineup.

Staff rushed to help Krueger back on his feet, and he rubbed the back of his head, looking stunned as he was lifted up and led off stage by staff.

BMW spokesman Maximilian Schoeberl said that 49-year-old Krueger had been recently traveling a lot, and was not feeling well ahead of the presentation but decided to go ahead with it.

Schoeberl said Krueger, who took over as BMW's CEO earlier this year, was seen by a doctor following the incident, who recommended that he cancel his other appointments for the day and rest at home.

"His condition is not worrisome, they've ruled out anything serious," Schoeberl said.

A round table Krueger was to hold with journalists was instead conducted by the company's CFO.


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FRANKFURT (Reuters) -- BMW's Group CEO Harald Krueger collapsed on stage at the Frankfurt auto show today.

Krueger fell to the floor 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 witness at the front of the event told Automotive News Europe that Krueger “looked dizzy, grabbed his head and fell back on the floor.”

A BMW spokesman said over the public address system: "I'm a bit lost for words. BMW will try to redo the press conference at a later stage."

Krueger took over as head of BMW in May from outgoing CEO Norbert Reithofer.

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Hope he's fine
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Hope he's okay.....
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      09-15-2015, 02:32 AM   #4
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Wow not good... Might be a tough job to be head of the company, but they are doing great.... Hope he will be fine.
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According to the latest internal news-flash he is currently in medical care but his condition is stable.
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Hope he has a speedy recovery!
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Oh God! He should relax and visit a doctor as soon as possible.
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Update:

http://news.yahoo.com/bmw-ceo-collap...072631382.html
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Same thing happened to me at the dealership today after seeing the M4 price tag. I'm fine now.....
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Same thing happened to me at the dealership today after seeing the M4 price tag. I'm fine now.....
Too soon

Looks like a seizure:

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Same thing happened to me at the dealership today after seeing the M4 price tag. I'm fine now.....
Nothing to worry about... this is a common reaction
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Same thing happened to me at the dealership today after seeing the M4 price tag. I'm fine now.....
If the dealership was in Europe you would probably have a heart attack.
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Wow, that's just like in my dream. Except in my dream when I fall to the floor it's two women who try to help me, and none of us gets up.
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He must have seen the price of his own cars!!
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He must've learned for the first time that his company builds and currently sells a 2 Series Grand Tourer.
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He saw the official time of the M3 rival:



I can understand that. It a happened to me when I saw the 2 Series ActiveTourer.
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Probably the dreaded HPFP failure....

Seriously though get well soon!
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gotta be stressful preparing for such a big auto show. probably didn't eat...didn't sleep...and is trying to make sure he remembers everything. hope it's nothing serious....
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needed to avoid questions on why no M2 in Frankfurt?
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