Sad news out of the ATL.
On Monday, media outlets, including TMZ, reported that NeNe Leakes’ 23-year-old son Brentt Leakes suffered a stroke and congestive heart failure earlier this month.
Brennt was transported to the hospital immediately following his medical emergency and spent several days in the hospital. He has since been released and is in rehab, working on his recovery.
After the news hit the gossip outlets, NeNe released a statement about Brennt’s health scare and the seriousness of the situation.
The Real Housewives of Atlanta OG explained that Brennt does not drink or do drugs and that doctors are running tests to figure out how this happened to him.
“This is not the way I wanted it to come out,” Nene Leakes said in a video. “We wanted to be able to talk about it ourselves when Brentt was in a better place … but I would rather the correct thing be out there than something that’s not correct.”
“He’s really young for something like that to happen to him,” she added, noting that Brennt doesn’t drink or do drugs. “It was very scary.”
NeNe added that Brennt has been under a lot of stress in recent months, especially amid the one-year anniversary of his father, Gregg Leakes’ death.
“He was very close to his dad, and he’s been super stressed out over it,” she said. “I don’t even know if that has anything to do with it at all. I really ask the doctors questions like that, and they seem to think that is not the case with Brentt.”
Currently, Brennt is “in good spirits” despite having difficulties speaking.
“They have run a number of tests on him to see what could have possibly made this happen to him,” Nene said. “We are still trying to figure it out because if we knew the cause, obviously we could treat the cause.”
“We’re just shocked,” she added. “Just shocked. But I thank all of you guys for your prayers.”
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