‘Real Housewives’ Star NeNe Leakes ‘Thankful To Be Alive’ After Blood Clots Found In Lung

Real Housewives’ Star NeNe Leakes ‘Thankful To Be Alive’ After Blood Clots Found In Lung

CBS Los Angeles

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BEVERLY HILLS (CBSLA.com) — NeNe Leakes, the star of Bravo’s “The Real Housewives of Atlanta,” said she was “thankful to be alive” after blood clots were discovered in her lung.

In a statement on her website, Leakes said she went to the hospital late last week when she experienced shortness of breath.

After some tests, the reality star and “Glee” guest star said she was diagnosed with blood clots.

“I’m told this happened to me because of the constant traveling around the country that I do for my job,” Leakes wrote.

KCAL9’s Brittney Hopper spoke with Dr. Clark Fuller, a specialist in thoracic surgery, who said blood clots travel to the lungs from a vein in the leg and can occur when a person has been sitting in the same spot for too long.

Fuller added that blood clots in the lungs can be…

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