‘American Idol’ Contestant Had A Seizure On Stage And Left Katy Perry In Tears
“American Idol” contestant Makayla Brownlee suffered a seizure during her performance and left judges visibly concerned.
Before going on stage, the 17-year-old high schooler already warned everyone that she doesn’t “handle stress well”. Moments later judges and the audience would witness her having a seizure. Medics immediately rushed to her side to help.
Katy Perry urging to everyone rushing hecticly to the girl to “give her a little space.”
Brownlee later revealed what caused the event:“In seventh grade, I was diagnosed with vasovagal syncope, it’s a heart condition that causes me to react to stress differently than other people, and it could cause a seizure.”
When she returned to the stage just hours later, Perry, Richie and Bryan all gave the singer a standing ovation before she stepped up to the mic again.
“You got this,” Katy said with a wink.
Brownlee left everyone amazed with her version of Kacey Musgraves’ 2019 hit “Rainbow,” complete with the lyric, “Everything is alright now.”