BMW CEO Harald Krueger Collapses at Frankfurt Auto Show

BMW Chief Harald Krueger collapses during his first Frankfurt motor show.

— -- In a surprising moment at the Frankfurt International Motor Show today, BMW CEO Harald Krueger collapsed during a news conference while presenting the company's new cars.

Krueger, 49, appeared to be out of breath during the presentation in Germany, then fell on his back. After he got up, his staff helped him off the stage.

Krueger became CEO and board chairman of the luxury carmaker in May. It was the first time he was presenting at one of the largest auto shows in the world.

A spokesman for BMW told ABC News that Krueger had experienced a "dizzy spell" but he is now "fine and recuperating." Krueger has cancelled his upcoming appointments, the spokesman said, adding that the chief executive does not have a health issue that contributed to the incident. Another BMW spokesman told the Associated Press that Krueger recently had a heavy travel schedule.