NeNe Leakes Speaks Out, Amid News Of Son Brentt Suffering Heart Attack And Stroke

The 23-year-old was transported to a local hospital in Atlanta last month.

NeNe Leakes is updating her fans after her son Brentt Leakes was hospitalized last month with congestive heart failure and a stroke.

In an Instagram story, The Real Housewives of Atlanta alum shared that the medical emergency happened "two weeks ago," according to PEOPLE.

"He's only 23, so he's really young for something like that to happen to him."

She continued, "This is not the way I wanted it to come out. We wanted to be able to talk about it ourselves when Brentt was in a better place. So, here I am because I would rather the correct thing be out there than something that's not correct."

The 54-year-old said that Brentt is "struggling with speaking" but has "shown some improvement."

"We're really happy and blessed for that," she said before adding that her son Facetimed her Monday morning (Oct. 10). 

"He's in good spirits," she notes.

RELATED: NeNe Leakes’ Husband Gregg Leakes Dies From Colon Cancer At 66

Leakes explained that a series of have been run on Brentt to see what could have caused the congestive heart failure and stroke. 

"We are still trying to figure [it] out. Because if we knew the cause, obviously they could treat the cause. It was very scary."

She also shared that doctors have considered the medical episode to possibly be genetic, as she recalled being treated for blood clots in her lungs in 2013. 

Leakes also shared that Brentt had been going through a lot given the one-year anniversary of his father Gregg Leakes, who died back in 2021 at age 66 after a battle with colon cancer.

"One of the things I do know, Brentt was very stressed out in the month of September because that was the one-year anniversary for the passing of his dad," she said. "He was very close to his dad and he's been super stressed out over it. And I don't even know if that has anything to do with it at all."

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