According to a statement from her publicist, Norwood has taken more than 10 flights in recent days as part of an ongoing tour and needs a break.
Additionally, the singer was apparently in the studio all night until it was time for her to leave for the airport this morning to catch an early-morning flight.
"The stress of all of the traveling and working so incessantly has exhausted her," the rep said. "She will be relaxing for the next few days."
Earlier today, Norwood, 38, was removed from the plane after the incident, but had regained full consciousness by then, airport police said.
“The flight crew of Delta flight 763 from LAX to New York’s JFK International Airport returned to the gate, prior to departure, after a customer fell ill on board,” Delta said in a statement, though it did not identify the passenger. “Medical personnel met the flight and transported the customer to a local hospital.”
The incident occurred at about 7 a.m. local time when officers and firefighter-paramedics received a call about a sick passenger who was “unconscious or almost unconscious” after boarding, according to Los Angeles World Airports police.
Norwood is a singer and actress who became famous in the '90s with hits like "The Boy Is Mine" and shows like "Moesha." Her most recent album, "Two Eleven," came out in 2012 and she was part of the TV series "Zoe Ever After" last year.