NeNe Leakes' 23-year-old son, Brentt Leakes, is recovering after suffering congestive heart failure and a stroke.
It's unclear what caused his health emergency, NeNe said.
Amid reports of her son's condition, the former "The Real Housewives of Atlanta" star took to Instagram to clarify what happened, noting the incident occurred on Sept. 26.
"He's really young for something like that to happen to him," NeNe said in a lengthy video, adding that her son doesn't drink or do drugs. It's also not believed that Brentt's weight contributed to the stroke, she said. NeNe did note that her son had been under a lot of stress lately, as September was the anniversary of his father's death.
TMZ said Brentt was transported to a hospital after the incident. He's since been released and is in rehab, the site said.
"They did a number of tests on him to see what could have possibly made this happen to him," NeNe said. "We are still trying to figure it out. It was very scary."
Brennt, she said, is "struggling" to speak but has shown "some improvement."
Without going into details about the incident, the reality TV star said her son is "in good spirits."
"We are just shocked, just shocked," she said. "Everything is very new. We just don't know."