Brandy Hospitalized After Losing Consciousness on a Plane

Singer has not commented on the incident

By Corinne Heller Jun 02, 2017 8:35 PMTags

UPDATE at 1:35 p.m. PT: Brandy's team has released a statement about the incident.


Brandy lost consciousness on a Delta Airlines flight at LAX Friday morning and spent several hours in a hospital.

The singer's team released a statement about the incident on Twitter later in the day, saying she suffered from exhaustion.

KABC-TV reported that police said officers and firefighter-paramedics had responded to a report of a person who was "unconscious or almost unconscious" shortly after boarding a Delta Airlines plane and that Brandy was transported to a hospital. She was fully conscious by the time she was escorted onto the jetway and she was then taken to the hospital in unknown condition, the authorities said.

An LAFD spokesperson confirmed to E! News that officers responded to a medical incident at LAX around 6 a.m. and that an ambulance transported a person to a local hospital. Their identity was not confirmed. A Delta spokesperson said the flight returned to the gate prior to departure after a customer fell ill on board and that medical personnel transported the person to a local hospital. The flight took off 45 minutes late.

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"Brandy has been released from the hospital and is now at home resting," the singer's team said in their statement. "She has been traveling extensively as part of an ongoing tour and several personal appearances. In recent days, she has taken more than 10 long haul flights including internationally. She was in the studio all night last night until it was time for her to leave the airport to catch a 5:45 a.m. flight."

"The stress of all the traveling and working so incessantly has exhausted her," the statement continued. "She will be relaxing for the next few days."

 Brandy had sparked concern among a fellow passenger.

"Oh hey, Brandy is on my flight. And pretty sure we just returned to the gate bc she might need medical assistance?" tweeted Twitter user @shazi_LA. "Pray for Brandy y'all."

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Brandy had herself posted on social media about two hours before her flight—she shared a selfie on Snapchat.

Brandy was set to appear with her mother Sonja Norwood at the Atlanta Ultimate Women's Expo Saturday. The concert is still set to take place as scheduled.

(Originally published at 8:38 a.m. PT)