Nene Leakes talks blood clots on 'Live with Kelly and Michael'Add to Favorites | Live! With Kelly and Michael
"I got really sick," Leakes explained when asked why she had had to cancel her "Live" appearance in November. "Just one night I started feeling a pain under my breast and in my back, and then it moved to my shoulder. Greg kept saying, 'You got gas.' And I was like, 'I do not have gas. Not in my shoulder and under my breast.'
When the pain got worse, only the hospital was a viable option -- even if Leakes knew that the press would soon get hold of the story that way. "It was so excruciating," she said. "I went to the emergency room, and I have pulmonary embolisms, which are blood clots on your lungs. It was from flying; I fly a lot."
Although still on medication to thin her blood, Leakes is now home and getting ready to celebrate the holiday season. "I'm a holiday girl, to be honest. I really love the holidays!" she said. Not only is Leakes looking forward to her birthday next week, but she just finished hosting a party of 30 for Thanksgiving.
It seems as though the "Real Housewives" and "Glee" star is indeed improving.