WSB meteorologist Glenn Burns had to bail out of his weather forecast after losing his breath Monday night.
He told viewers on-air he was not feeling well and tossed it back to Jovita Moore who took them to break. Burns returned from having open heart surgery in April.
“My heart is very healthy,” Burns told Atlanta Journal-Constitution media writer Rodney Ho. “The valve they replaced is doing amazingly well and is 100% perfect. The little heart palpation I get just may be a normal part of the healing process. I am not in any danger. So that is basically it.”
Here’s the text of what Burns told Ho.
What happens is that my heart beat goes up for a few seconds. When you have had major heart surgery, this is a little disconcerting to say the least. It happens without any warning and when you are on air speaking at the time, that caused me to momentarily lose my breath. I am fine 20 seconds later. So last night, this happened and I lost it for 20 seconds and then resumed my weathercast after the commercial break. I was with my cardiologist at Piedmont for three hours yesterday undergoing a battery of tests to figure out why this was happening. My heart is very healthy. The valve they replaced is doing amazingly well and is 100% perfect. The little heart palpation I get just may be a normal part of the healing process. I am not in any danger. So that is basically it. I am told things are perfect. I am working out better than ever at the gym. And they say I should be 100% after 8 months to a year.