No leaks‘ Fans send prayers to the former ‘The Real Housewives of Atlanta’ star and her son Brentt leaks after news circulated online that the 23-year-old had reportedly suffered a heart attack and stroke. Nene shares Brentt with her late husband Gregg Leakes.
According to TMZ, a source close to the Leakes family revealed the incident happened earlier this month while Brentt was in Atlanta. Though there were no further details on what might have led to the heart attack and stroke, the source shared that Brentt was “rushed to the local hospital for medical treatment” immediately.
Other sources told the news outlet that Brentt was in the hospital for several days and has since been released. These sources also stated that Brentt is undergoing rehab and is expected to make a full recovery.
As the news made the rounds on social media blogs, many fans sent greetings to the son and mother. At the same time, several people expressed how bad they felt for the former reality star and Brentt over the hardships they faced following the death of Gregg Leakes last year. Gregg, who had battled colon cancer for years, succumbed to the disease on September 1, 2021.
“What the hell. I hope he’s fine. She’s been going through a lot in her personal life lately.”
“Omgggg pray she takes hit after hit.”
“Lord Nene cannot take a break. i pray girl That’s crazy. He’s so young.”
“OMG This woman has been through a lot. Prayers for the family.”
“He’s so young. Prayers for his healing and his family’s psyche. Sending my love and strength to @neneleakes.”
Among the previous answers, others claimed that Brentt’s heart attack and stroke could have been due to his stressing out over the loss of his father. One wrote: “So sad he’s probably stressed over the loss of his dad. I pray that God will heal him and his family who are so sad that he is so young.”
Another said: “I’m sure the stress of losing his father helped a lot. I’m glad he was able to get medical help quickly.”
Hours after news broke about her son’s health, Nene took to her Instagram story to update her followers on Brentt’s current condition and what’s happening.
The 54-year-old said: “Hey guys how are you? Obviously I’ve had tons of text messages, tons of emails, everyone is asking and concerned about Brentt and we thank you so much. I didn’t want to come out like that. We wanted to be able to talk about ourselves when Brentt was in a better place… I’d rather have the right thing out there than something that isn’t.”
Nene continued the conversation by revealing that Brentt suffered from congestive heart failure and a stroke two weeks earlier.
She said: “Two weeks ago today, Brentt had heart failure and a stroke. He’s only 23, so he’s really young for something like this to happen to him.”
Nene continued, “The first thing a lot of doctors think of when someone that age comes to us with a condition like this is maybe they’ve been on drugs or maybe they have a serious infection, maybe it’s HIV infection, huh I am told by the doctors.”
Further in the conversation, Nene revealed that her son does not drink or use drugs and has tested negative for the infections. The entrepreneur added that the other option doctors suggested that might have contributed to Brentt’s health problems was COVID-19.
She said: “They thought he might have contracted COVID and he didn’t know he had COVID. Doctors said they saw things like this when they caught the Delta variant… They ran a series of tests on him to see what could possibly have caused this to happen to him. We’re still trying to figure it out. Because if we knew the cause, of course they could treat the cause.”
At the end of the Instagram story, a visibly emotional Nene spoke about Brentt’s current condition. She said: “It was very scary. I don’t want to go into detail about what happened… Obviously a stroke is a very serious thing. He has trouble speaking. I do not know. All I know is that you keep us in your prayers. Keep Brentt in your prayers.”
https://atlantablackstar.com/2022/10/10/it-was-very-scary-rhoa-star-nene-leakes-speaks-out-after-her-23-year-old-son-brentt-suffers-a-heart-attack-and-stroke/ ‘It was very scary’: ‘RHOA’ star Nene Leakes speaks out after her 23-year-old son Brentt suffered a heart attack and stroke