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NeNe Leakes says son Brentt had heart attack, stroke

NeNe Leakes went public about her son Brentt's health issues. File Photo by Molly Riley/UPI
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Oct. 11 (UPI) -- NeNe Leakes says her son Brentt is recovering from a heart attack and stroke.

The 54-year-old television personality went public about her son's health issues in a video Monday on Instagram Stories.

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"Two weeks ago today, Brentt had congestive heart failure and a stroke," Leakes said. "He's only 23, so he's really young for that to happen to him."

Leakes said Brentt has undergone several tests, including for COVID-19, but that doctors are still unsure of the cause.

"It was very scary," the star said. "I don't even want to go into details of what happened and how I found out, and what condition he was in. Obviously, a stroke is a very serious thing, and so, he's struggling with speaking."

"They're thinking that maybe Brentt was born with some sort of disease or, or something with his heart since he was a kid, and it just never showed up until now," she added.

Brentt is Leakes' son with her late husband, Gregg Leakes, who died at age 66 in September 2021 after a battle with colon cancer.

Leakes also has an older son, Bryson, 32, from a previous relationship.

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Leakes came to fame on the Bravo reality series Real Housewives of Atlanta.

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