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Bill Nye, the Science Guy, Collapses During Talk at USC

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Bill Nye, known as "The Science Guy," gave his audience a scare yesterday during a lecture at USC, according to LA Now. While appearing in front of an audience of hundreds, Nye, 54, collapsed mid-sentence while walking towards the podium.

One audience member says Nye was down for about 10 seconds, then "he popped back up with much gusto and asked everybody how long he was out for and went on with a story about how a similar thing happened to him that morning." Some reports from inside the lecture say that no one jumped to Nye's aid immediately, though many turned to Twitter to chronicle the bizarre incident.

While his lecture was underway, the audience member says Nye "began slurring his words and stumbled against his laptop," refused an offer for water, and was ultimately removed from the stage. While emergency personnel did arrive on scene, it is not known if Nye required treatment, what caused his collapse, and what his current condition is.

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