German luxury carmaker BMW’s new chief executive, Harald Krueger, collapsed on stage as at the Frankfurt auto show on Tuesday, September 15, while he was commenting on BMW’s latest models during a news conference.

While two men escorted him off stage, Kruger was able to walk.

A BMW spokesman said over the public address system: “I’m a bit lost for words.”

BMW later 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.”

Chief Financial Officer BMW Friedrich Eichiner addressed the press.

This was Krueger’s first appearance at a major auto show after he took the helm as CEO of BMW in May.