On the mend. NeNe Leakes’ youngest son, Brentt Leakes, was despatched to the hospital in early October following two medical emergencies.
The 23-year-old suffered each a coronary heart assault and a stroke earlier this month, NeNe confirmed through social media on Monday, October 10. “Two weeks in the past at the moment, Brentt had congestive coronary heart failure and a stroke,” the 54-year-old actuality star stated in an Instagram Story video. “He’s solely 23. He’s actually younger for one thing like that to occur to him.”
She defined that Brentt “doesn’t drink or do medication” in order that wasn’t an element within the well being scare. In accordance with NeNe, the medical doctors puzzled whether or not Brentt had COVID, however her son didn’t recall ever having the sickness. Brentt has since been launched from the hospital and is working towards recovering.
“They’ve run various checks on him. We’re nonetheless making an attempt to determine [the cause]. It was very scary,” she continued. “I don’t even need to go into particulars of what occurred. Clearly, a stroke is a really severe factor.”
The Actual Housewives of Atlanta alum famous that her son is “fighting talking” after the stroke and requested that her followers “maintain us in your prayers.” She revealed that as of Monday, Brentt is “in good spirits,” however famous that the household remains to be “shocked” over the incident.
Brentt’s well being scare got here one yr after his father, Gregg Leakes, died at age 66. NeNe’s publicist confirmed on September 1, 2021, that Gregg handed away after batting Stage III colon most cancers.
“At this time the Leakes household is in deep ache with a damaged coronary heart,” the Bravo alum’s publicist stated in a press release to Us on the time. “Gregg Leakes has handed away peacefully in his dwelling surrounded by all of his youngsters, very shut family members and spouse Nene Leakes.”
NeNe and Gregg have been married for greater than 20 years earlier than his loss of life. The New Regular alum can also be the mom of son Bryson Bryant from a previous relationship, whereas Gregg had 5 youngsters: Denton, Daryl, Damian, Dexter and Katrina. Brentt is the couple’s solely baby collectively.
The Glee alum married Gregg in 1997 and two years later, they welcomed Brentt. The duo break up in 2011 after 14 years of marriage, although they finally reconciled and tied the knot for a second time in 2013.
Earlier this yr, NeNe gushed over Brentt as he celebrated his first birthday with out his father.
“My whittle massive child is 23 tah day!” she captioned a collection of Instagram snaps in February. “Brentt I do know Gregg shall be loving on you all day❤️We’re each so pleased with you!”
Six months later, NeNe — who began relationship Nyonisela Sioh in December 2021 — paid tribute to her late husband on what would have been his 67th birthday.
“Lacking the person that at all times had a plan!” the New York native wrote through Instagram in August. “At this time is a tuff one … yearly on this date we’d be out celebrating you! I can’t consider we’re wishing you a heavenly Birthday at the moment. I really feel such as you went someplace and also you’ll be again.”
NeNe continued: “I miss you each day Gregg! HAPPY BIRTHDAY. WE LOVE YOU SO MUCH.”
Amid their tragedy, NeNe and Brentt have managed to maintain one another smiling. In September, Brentt shared a foolish TikTok video along with his mother, revealing how a lot enjoyable they’ve collectively.
“😂😂😂 identify a greater mom son duo I’ll wait 😭,” the Linnethia Lounge proprietor captioned a clip of him dancing and laughing with the TV persona.