On Real Housewives of Atlanta, Nene Leakes must stay strong after a health scare with her husband Gregg. Over the summer, some kind of illness made Gregg have to take a trip to the hospital and Nene told The Daily Dish that he was, “dealing with a little bit of a health issue. But prayers are going up, and fingers are crossed. And he’s gonna be just fine.” Nearly three months after the ordeal, Nene has given some updates about her husband’s health to Bravo. Nene explained that Gregg is now “doing amazing” and that he is even doing some comedy in the entertainment business.
So, what actually happened to Gregg? A production insider told Radar Online, “Gregg had what his doctors believe was a stroke. The RHOA cameras filmed the entire ordeal for the show — including his visit to the emergency room and the aftermath. Gregg’s health serves as a major storyline for Nene on season 10.” At the time of the incident, a source also said that, “Although he is expected to make a full recovery, Gregg has been ordered to bed rest due to his age, family history and heavy work load.” After Gregg’s health scare, a rep for the couple reportedly denied that Gregg suffered a stroke, so fans will just have to wait and watch RHOA to find out the truth. What Nene Leakes did reveal during the incident was that, “My husband Gregg, as you guys know, he’s my everything. We have been together for 20 years. We’re dealing with a little bit of a health issue right now.” In an Instagram post at the time, Nene also wrote, “Without you Mr. Gregg Leakes there is no me! Just know that I need you in my life always glad to have you back home with me #lifeoftheleakes.”
This is not the first time that the Leakes family has dealt with serious health scares. In 2013, Nene posted on her social media that she was “blessed to be alive” after blood clots threatened her life. She wrote in her personal blog, “Late last week I wasn’t feeling well and was feeling a little short of breath. 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. Contrary to published reports I did not have a heart attack.” When Nene was going through her health crisis, her fellow RHOA star Kim Zolciak-Biermann told E! News, “My thoughts and prayers are with NeNe at this time. I know she will be back to her feisty self in no time.”