After fans poured their support for the reality star, Leakes took to her blog to explain her illness.
“Late last week, I wasn’t feeling well and was feeling a little short of breath. I know my body, and I know when I should be concerned, so I went to the hospital to get checked out,” she wrote.
“After some routine tests, I was diagnosed with blood clots in my lung… Contrary to published reports, I did not have a heart attack."
"I’m thankful to be alive as the doctor advised me that most people don’t recognize the symptoms of blood clots and don’t go to the doctor and that’s when the big problems start happening."
As RadarOnline.com previously reported, NeNe originally kept her diagnosis under wraps on Sunday evening but told her 1.37 million Twitter followers that she was under the weather.
“Blessed to be alive,” is how the beloved reality star tagged the pic of her wearing a hospital gown with the tubes coming out of both of her arms.
“My arms are hurting wit these IV’s,” Leakes wrote on Monday.