NeNe Leakes is grateful for all the support she has received after her youngest son’s health scare.
On October 10, TMZ reported that Brentt Leakes was rushed to the hospital after he suffered a heart attack and stroke. After news broke out, NeNe addressed her son’s health through an Instagram Story video saying, “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.”
“Two weeks ago today, Brentt had congestive heart failure and a stroke,” she continued. “He’s only 23, so he’s really young for something like that to happen to him.” NeNe also has another son, Bryson, 32.
According to her, doctors were wondering if drugs or an infection caused her son’s health condition. She clarified, “Brentt doesn’t drink or do drugs. And obviously they’ve tested him for all of those things. They also tested him for HIV. They were thinking that maybe he had caught COVID and he didn’t know that he had COVID.”
Her son already undergone several tests but doctors weren’t able to determine the exact cause.
NeNe added, “It was very scary. I don’t even want to go into details. What happened and how I found out and what condition he was in. Obviously a stroke is a very serious thing. And so he’s struggling you know, with speaking and it’s, just know that keep us in your prayers. Keep bringing your prayers.”
As for NeNe, she also shared insights on her own health history. She said, “If you remember some years ago, I had blood clots in my lungs and we could not figure out where it came from. So they’re thinking that it may be Brentt was born with some sort of disease or something with his heart since he was a kid and it just never showed up until now. Like we don’t know this is just a lot for us right now. And everything is still very new.”
Last year, Brentt’s dad Gregg Leakes passed away at 66 after suffering from colon cancer. According NeNe, her son was “very stressed out” last month during his dad’s death anniversary.
She said, “And I don’t even know if that has anything to do with it at all. I mean, I really asked the doctors really questions like that. And they seem to think that that is not the case with Brentt.”