Some Atlanta news viewers might have been wondering what was happening when WSB chief meteorologist Glenn Burns was doing his weather forecast when he lost his breath for a moment.
As the incident happened, Burns threw it back to anchor Jovita Moore and they soon cut to commercial.
A few minutes later, after the commercial break, he told the viewers he felt okay and finished his forecast.
Burns had open-heart surgery three months ago and explains what happened:
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.