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Bill Nye the Science Guy faints on USC stage

November 17, 2010 12:00:00 AM PST
Famed TV scientist Bill Nye collapsed during a speech at the University of Southern California, then got up and continued his presentation.The 54-year-old host of the Emmy-winning 1990s TV show "Bill Nye the Science Guy" apparently fainted on stage Tuesday night.

Campus safety officers and paramedics responded, but it's unclear if Nye was treated.

A student witness said that Nye collapsed in mid-sentence at the podium. About 10 seconds later, Nye apparently regained consciousness and asked the audience how long he was out.

Nye also told the audience that he experienced a similar incident earlier that same day.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.