Real Housewives of Atlanta star NeNe Leakes had a health scare last week, and now she is opening up about what exactly she ended up in the hospital.

"Late last week, I wasn’t feeling well and was feeling a little short of breath," NeNe writes on her blog. "I know my body, and I know when I should be concerned, so I went to the hospital to get checked out."

"After some routine tests, I was diagnosed with blood clots in my lung," she continues. "I’m told this happened to me because of the constant traveling around the country that I do for my job."

NeNe clearly did the right thing by seeking medical attention for this immediately. "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," NeNe writes.

There had been speculation that NeNe had a heart attack, but she says that's not true. "Contrary to published reports, I did not have a heart attack," NeNe explains. "I’m blessed to be home with my wonderful husband and family!"

She also appreciates her fan support, writing, "I so dearly love and appreciate each and every one of you for your concern and your prayers."

We're relieved to hear that NeNe caught the blood clots so quickly, and we wish her all the best on her road to recovery!

Source: NeNe Leakes Official