WSB longtime Weatherman Glenn Burns might have some bacon jokes in his future.
Burns underwent heart surgery earlier this month and is now recuperating at home. He had surgery a week ago and left the hospital this week.
His doctor during a regular check up earlier this year heard a heart murmur and decided to check out what was going on.
“I get a physical every year and I’ve had a clean bill of health,” Burns told WSB-TV. “This last physical, the doctor was listening to my chest and he said, ‘I don’t like the sound of that.’ And I’m going, ‘Whoa, what do you mean? I’m in good shape and what is going on?’ He said, ‘Well, I want to do a couple of tests.’”
The doctors discovered a significant leak in one of Burns’ aortic valves that had to be replaced with a pig valve.
If it hadn’t been caught so early, Burns said, “it could have resulted in death. That’s how serious it is.”
“Already today, Channel 2 Action News viewers are pouring in love and support for Glenn,” said Misti Turnbull, news director. “We are very grateful to the doctors who took care of him and all the viewers who are supporting him as he heals at home.”
It's funny how bacon can take a toll on your heart and fix it at the same time.