Alissa Carlson, a meteorologist for KCAL News, is recovering after passing out midair at the start of a morning weather forecast Saturday, the station reported.
As the morning anchors turned toward Carlson, she leaned forward and collapsed.
“Thank you for all the texts, calls and well wishes,” Carlson later wrote on Instagram. “I’ll be fine!”
In an update on the KCAL News website, the station said: “We have heard from many people who are concerned about Alissa’s well-being. We also want to thank those of you who reached out for her thoughts and her prayers.”
Carlson would return to the air “as soon as he is well enough to return,” the station added.
When Carlson was working as a meteorologist for KGET-17 in Bakersfield, that station aired a report in which she described discovering she had a heart condition.
It was not clear if the condition was a factor in Saturday’s health scare.
After vomiting during a newscast in 2014, Carlson learned that he had a leaky heart valve. said in the KGET-17 report. Since then, she has worked as an advocate for the American Heart Association and the Red Circle, which drives awareness of heart disease among women, the station reported.
“I feel like I owe it to people, to everyone and to God, to give back and spread this story and help people realize that you might have something that you don’t even know you have,” she said.