We are absolutely thrilled that NeNe Leakes will be joining the Season 18 cast of Dancing With the Stars, but at the same time, we can't help worrying a little bit. After all, we know how demanding the show can be and the Real Housewives of Atlanta star ended up in the hospital after wearing herself out just last year. But, according to NeNe, we can rest easy that she's up for the challenge.

The sassy actress recently spoke to The Insider, where she addressed her fans' concerns that her health could be at stake by committing to the dancing program. Bravo has all the details.

"It is a really grueling schedule, and I don't feel like anybody needs to worry about my health," NeNe insisted, adding, "I'm doing what I'm supposed to be doing, I've been cleared by my doctor, I'm on a daily medication."

Those are definitely reassuring words from NeNe and we're glad to hear she's taking care of herself.

NeNe ended up in the hospital last year after feeling short of breath and trusting her instincts that something was off. She was diagnosed with blood clots in her lung due to her constant travel around the country. The doc said she seriously dodged a bullet!

"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 told her fans.

We wish NeNe a long and healthy run on DWTS!

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Source: Bravo