NeNe Leakes hospitalized for blood clots in lung

(L-R) Fantasia and NeNe Leakes attend Design Duo (L-R) Fantasia and NeNe Leakes attend Design Duo Isabel and Ruben Toledo and Friends 'Caravan' To Broadway's Hit Duke Ellington Musical, "After Midnight" in Manhattan. (Nov. 6, 2013) Photo Credit: Getty Images

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NeNe Leakes of "The Real Housewives of Atlanta" tweeted her thanks Tuesday to fans concerned for her health following her recent hospitalization.

"Contrary to published reports I did not have a heart attack," she assured, revealing that she suffered blood clots in her lung.

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On Monday, Leakes posted a photo of herself in a hospital gown with IVs in both arms, captioned, "Blessed to Be Alive."

"Late last week I wasn't feeling well and was feeling a little short of breath," she wrote Tuesday. "I know my body and I know when I should be concerned so I went to the hospital to get checked out."

The blood clots, she said, "happened to me because of the constant traveling around the country that I do for my job."

She added: "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."

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