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Reality TV star NeNe Leakes has told fans she feels "blessed to be alive" after she was hospitalized to treat blood clots in her lung.

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The "Real Housewives of Atlanta" star alerted fans to her health crisis by posting a picture on Twitter which showed her dressed in a hospital gown with intravenous drips attached to both arms. She then revealed her diagnosis with a post on her official website.

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"Late last week I wasn't feeling well and was feeling a little short of breath," she posted. "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. I'm told this happened to me because of the constant traveling around the country that I do for my job. 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."

In the post, she also denied published reports that claimed she had a heart attack. "I am fortunate to have had a wonderful experience with the doctors and nurses who took care of me," wrote the reality TV star.

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