FRANKFURT, Germany (Web Desk) – BMW chief executive Harald Krueger fainted on Tuesday during a press briefing at the IAA auto show in Frankfurt, forcing the German carmaker to halt the presentation.

The 49-year-old Krueger, who has headed BMW since May, was speaking to reporters at the company’s exhibit at the show when he apparently felt dizzy and collapsed. He was helped away by two bodyguards.

In a brief statement BMW said the CEO had a dizzy spell and that he had not been feeling well in the morning after returning from a trip abroad.

It added that after an initial examination Krueger was feeling better.

BMW CEO Krueger is helped after he collapsed at a presentation during the media day at the Frankfurt Motor Show (IAA) in Frankfurt
The IAA auto show opened Tuesday for a press tour.

Alongside Volkswagen and Daimler, BMW has a prime place in the huge exhibition with more than 1,000 exhibitors.

In early trade in Frankfurt Tuesday, BMW shares were up 1.03 percent to 86.22 euros.