Lynne Abraham Collapses at First Televised Mayoral Debate

The candidate seemed fine after the debate.

Former District Attorney Lynne Abraham collapsed Tuesday night about 10 minutes into the first televised mayoral debate of the season.

With help from others, Abraham quickly got back on her feet and said, “I’m fine, I’m fine.”

After a brief commercial break, the debate on NBC10 continued as scheduled. At the end, moderator Jim Rosenfield said of Abraham, “She is doing well.” She did not return to the stage, however.

Sam Coleman, a spokesman for Abraham, said afterward that she is “100 percent fine.” He noted that she addressed reporters following the debate.

“She was checked out by EMTs and a doctor. This has never happened before, and she appears entirely fine,” he said. “They checked her blood pressure, her heart rate.”

Asked about her plans for the weeks ahead, Coleman said, “She’s planning on continuing her schedule as normal.”