Makayla Brownlee, contestant of American Idol, is reliving the terrifying moment she had a seizure while performing.
In an exclusive sneak peek of Sunday’s episode the 17-year-old contestant sat down with in-house mentor Bobby Bones to discuss exactly what was going through her mind the moment she collapsed onstage.
“Before you have a seizure, do you feel it coming on?” Bones asked.
“Usually I have at least 30 seconds before it happens,” said Brownlee. “I was able to walk off the stage.”
“So if another seizure happens, what are you going to do?” asked Bones.
“I’m going to get back up and I’m going to perform just like all the other times,” Brownlee stated.
Brownlee suffered a seizure onstage during Monday’s episode, leaving judges Katy Perry, Luke Bryan and Lionel Richie very concerned for her health.
When Brownlee became disoriented in her speech and walked offstage before collapsing to the floor the judges were quick to react as crew members surrounded Brownlee and alerted EMTs.