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NeNe Leakes health scare: ‘Real Housewives’ star talks blood clots

‘Real Housewives’ star NeNe Leakes reveals blood clot scare
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“Real Housewives of Atlanta” star NeNe Leakes had a health scare recently, and the actress wants to share her experience so that others might be spared the fright, reports CP Entertainment on Monday, January 27. Leakes found herself in emergency care, back in November, with a pain in her chest so severe she thought she might be having a heart attack. In fact, reports to that effect went out on the media.

“I just had this pain. It got worse and worse, and finally I said, 'I have to go to the emergency room,'" Leakes told Dr. Mehmet Oz in a televised interview.

Examination at the hospital revealed, not a heart attack, but multiple blood clots and a partially collapsed lung. Dr. Oz told the reality star she was fortunate to be alive, Blood clots can kill. She could have died from the pulmonary embolism, which happens when one or more clots block the main artery of the lung.

NeNe Leakes, having survived the health scare, wants to share the details, so that fans who have a similar experience, will know to get help immediately. Blood are not something to be ignored.

NeNe Leakes recently signed a new contract with Bravo for the coming season of “Real Housewives.” She got a raise, making her the highest paid star on the show. “NeNe is the one viewers watch. She knows that, Bravo knows that and that's why they gave her a raise," a source shared. “She likes being on the show.”