Carly Waddell's Hospitalization Explained

"Bachelor in Paradise" star Carly Waddell is on the mend after experiencing a medical emergency while boarding a plane on June 14, sending her to a nearby hospital in Nashville.

Waddell, 35, gave an update on her health in a 15-minute video posted on Instagram on Sunday. She said the cause is uncertain and doctors are still looking for answers, but they believe the culprit is a viral or bacterial infection.

Calling the experience "dicey," Waddell thanked her followers for their prayers and said she wanted to provide updates knowing there had been much concern. Waddell's estranged husband, fellow "Bachelor in Paradise" star Evan Bass, first sent shockwaves through fans on social media after posting a photo of Waddell in the hospital the day of the health scare, but not divulging any further information other than the fact that she had been discharged and is now recovering (via Page Six).

Waddell said she was waiting in line to board her plane when she started experiencing "unbelievably bad" intestinal cramping, comparing the pain level as similar to contractions. She chalked it up to issues with food allergies and boarded the plane, but the cramping worsened as more symptoms arose.

Worsened symptoms with cause still unknown

Waddell said while sitting on the plane, she started experiencing difficulty breathing, got very overheated, nauseous, and experienced issues with her hearing and vision.

"I stood up to say 'I need to get off the plane,' and I just passed out," Waddell said in the Instagram video update. She was caught by another passenger before hitting the ground, waking up in the aisle. "I can't even explain to you how sick I felt, everything in my body was just hurting" she stated. 

Waddell was transported to the hospital after paramedics found her blood pressure to be very low. "I could tell my body was giving out, I was like going down," she said, adding that she had to give herself a pep talk to stay alive.

After arriving at the hospital, Waddell detailed that she threw up around 20 times, was experiencing severe dehydration, and had a high white blood cell count level — but doctors still are unsure of why.

"They said it was probably a virus or bacteria that just got me and got me really good," Waddell said. 

Waddell is still recovering at home, as she is still experiencing intestinal cramping and nausea. With all of the unknowns, Waddell believes fluids and recovery time are the two things that will help most.