NeNe Leakes Breaks Silence About Hospital Scare

NeNe Leakes

NeNe Leakes Breaks Silence About Hospital Scare

Reality star is recovering after docs discovered blood clots in lungs.

Published November 20, 2013

As a reality star, NeNe Leakes is used to dealing with drama. But the Real Housewives of Atlanta diva got a legit scare when she was hospitalized on Tuesday for blood clots. After speculation about Leakes' condition hit a peak, she finally broke her silence about her health.

"Late last week I wasn’t feeling well and was feeling a little short of breath. I know my body and I know when I should be concerned so I went to the hospital to get checked out," Leakes begins in a statement posted to her website. "After some routine tests I was diagnosed with blood clots in my lung. I’m told this happened to me because of the constant traveling around the country that I do for my job."

Leakes says she is "thankful to be alive" and adds that "the doctor advised me that most people don’t recognize the symptoms of blood clots and don’t go to the doctor and that’s when the big problems start happening."

She also clarifies that "contrary to published reports I did not have a heart attack."

The recently remarried star is recovering at her Atlanta home with her husband Gregg Leakes and her children.

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Written by Evelyn Diaz


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