UPDATE: BMW CEO Krueger Recovering Well, Fainting Spell "Nothing Serious" [Video]

Mark Stevenson
by Mark Stevenson

Harald Krueger, who just took the CEO reins at BMW, had a dizzy spell and collapsed to the floor Tuesday during the group’s press conference.

According to The Telegraph, it was Krueger’s first appearance as the group’s CEO.

A BMW spokesman attempted to explain that Krueger had not been feeling well before the conference, but decided to go ahead with it anyway.

“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,” stated the spokesman.

We wish Krueger the best in his recovery.

UPDATE: (9/16) Krueger told German newspaper Bild that he’s doing fine and that his doctor had told him he only had a short fainting spell.

A BMW spokesman told the German newspaper that Krueger’s condition was “nothing serious, and that’s what counts.”

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  • VoGo VoGo on Sep 15, 2015

    This just in: reports of John de Nisschen leaving the Frankfurt auditorium shortly thereafter tucking what appeared to be a blow dart into his suit pocket.

  • Roberto Esponja Roberto Esponja on Sep 15, 2015

    I don't know why, but I just had a flashback of a Talking Heads MTv video...

  • Corey Lewis Corey Lewis on Sep 15, 2015

    The drivers of these vehicles are not very surprised at his untimely collapse. Revenge of manual transmission drivers Phase 1 has begun.

  • PeriSoft PeriSoft on Sep 16, 2015

    From the screenshot, it looks like he's breakdancing to me. Get down!