BMW chief executive collapses on stage during motor show presentation

The new chief executive of German car manufacturer BMW collapsed on stage during a motor show today.

Harald Krueger suffered a "moment of dizziness" during a press conference at the Frankfurt Motor Show, falling backwards onto the ground as he commented on BMW's latest models.

He was helped off the ground by two men, who then escorted him off the stage.

BMW later said he was in a "stable" condition after being assessed by a doctor.

It was the first appearance at a major auto show by Mr Krueger, who took the helm as CEO in May.

A BMW spokesman said: "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."