He supposedly fell backwards within the first five minutes of the presentation and was immediately attended to by his staff. The 49-year-old was then examined by a doctor, who advised him to cancel his appointments for the rest of the day, including a round table he was supposed to hold with journalists. It was taken over by BMW’s CFO in Krueger’s absence.
Maximilian Schoeberl, a spokesman for BMW, told AP that Krueger had not been feeling well prior to the news conference, perhaps due to a lot of recent traveling. He added that his “condition is not worrisome” and the doctors have “ruled out anything serious.”