NeNe Leakes gives positive update on son Brentt’s health as she shares he’s walking & talking again
NeNe Leakes took to Instagram on Wednesday night to share a health update on her son Brentt Leakes two months after he suffered congestive heart failure and a stroke.
The Real Housewives Of Atlanta alum, 54, shared videos of the 23-year-old leaving a rehab center fully recovered.
She wrote: ‘To God be the glory. He is walking and talking.
Proud moment: Nene Leakes took to Instagram on Wednesday to celebrate the recovery of her son Brentt, noting that he is walking and talking after suffering a stroke at just 23 years old
Then and now: Brentt suffered congestive heart failure and a stroke two months ago
Good news: NeNe Leakes took to Instagram on Wednesday night to share a health update on her son Brentt Leakes two months after he suffered congestive heart failure and a stroke.
Leakes, who shared Brentt with her late husband Gregg Leakes, posted before and after photos of their second child’s recovery trip.
He began the series of posts with a statement that read: ‘My [son’s] Life changed on September 26.
Brentt, who was wearing a hot pink tracksuit with black and white sneakers, looked a little embarrassed as his mother cheered him up as he walked around a corner at a hospital.
He wore a black hat over his braided hair as he was enthusiastically cheered by staff at the venue after a two-month stint in physical therapy.
NeNe expressed her gratitude for the healthcare professionals who cared for her beloved son during his recovery.
As Brentt stood with his caregivers, she emphasized, “The nurses are the best,” adding a red heart emoji.
The young adult posed with a group of women while holding a certificate stating that he completed rehabilitation.
In a flashback image taken shortly after his health complications, the reality star wrote: “Nothing but God.”
In another slide, the Linnethia Lounge founder noted that her son “came home just in time for the holidays.”
Accomplished: The young adult posed with a group of women while holding a certificate stating he completed rehabilitation
NeNe confirmed her son’s health issues on her Instagram Stories two weeks after the incident.
In the post, he revealed that Brentt had been showing improvement since the ordeal began, but was “struggling” with his speech.
He added that it was unknown what had caused his health to deteriorate in the first place.
Two weeks ago today, Brentt had congestive heart failure and a stroke. She is only 23 years old, so she is very young for something like this to happen to her, ”NeNe said in a video recorded in his car.
“The first thing that many doctors think when someone that age comes in with that kind of condition is that they might have been on drugs or some serious infection, maybe HIV,” NeNe said.
‘Brentt doesn’t drink or do drugs…he was also tested for HIV. They were thinking that he might have gotten COVID and he didn’t know he had COVID. They saw some things like that happen if they captured the Delta variant. He never knew that he had COVID. He never knew that he had COVID. So they have run a series of tests on him to see what could have caused this to happen to him,” he explained.
‘We’re still trying to find out because if we knew the cause, obviously they could treat the cause. It was very scary. I don’t even want to go into details of what happened… how I found out and what condition I was in. Obviously, a stroke is a very serious thing. He has difficulty speaking. I don’t know. I just know that… keep us in his prayers,” added the star.
Difficult news: ‘Two weeks ago today, Brentt had congestive heart failure and a stroke. He’s only 23, so he’s too young for something like this to happen to him,” NeNe said in a video recorded in his car.
Brent FaceTimed me this morning. He is in a good mood. We’re just… shocked. Just shocked… All of this is still so new to me. We are not revealing where Brentt is currently.
‘Maybe Brentt was born with some kind of disease…something with his heart from when he was a child. And he just never showed up until now. we don’t know. This is a lot for us right now. Everything is still very new. I’ve been asked a million questions…could the weight of him have been the problem? The doctors said they don’t think so.
He has shown some improvement. We are really happy and blessed for that.’
Brentt was very stressed in the month of September because it was the first anniversary of his father’s death. He was very close to his father and he’s been very stressed about it. I don’t even know if that has anything to do with it. I’ve asked the doctors questions like that and they seem to think that’s not the case with Brentt.
The initiates said TMZ that Leakes suffered the medical emergency in Atlanta, and was rushed to a hospital for treatment.
The site later reported that Brentt was hospitalized for a few days before being released and sent to rehab.
“Everyone is hopeful that he makes a full recovery,” the sources told the outlet.
Brentt pictured with his parents NeNe and Gregg Leakes in 2017
NeNe gave Brentt a shout out on his 23rd birthday in February, posting a plethora of photos of her son on her Instagram account.
‘My little big baby is 23 tah day! It’s his first birthday without dad! she captioned the post.
‘Brentt I know Gregg will love you all day ❤️ We are both so proud of you!’ she wrote.
Surprised: ‘Brent FaceTimed me this morning. He is in a good mood. We’re just… shocked. Just shocked… All of this is still so new to me. We are not disclosing where Brentt is currently.’
“Please join me in wishing my baby boy a happy 23rd birthday and show him some love @kingbrentt,” he continued.
In addition to Brentt, NeNe has a son Bryson Bryant from a previous relationship. Her late husband also had five other children.
NeNe and Gregg married in 1997. They divorced in 2011, but later reconciled and remarried.
Last year, Gregg passed away at age 66 after a four-year battle with colon cancer.
Family first: NeNe was accompanied by her sons Brentt and Bryson down the aisle during her second wedding to Gregg in 2013
In August, NeNe wrote a moving tribute to Gregg on what would have been his 67th birthday.
‘Today is one of tuff… every year on this date we would go out to celebrate you! I can’t believe we wish you a heavenly birthday today,” she wrote on Instagram.
She included a snapshot of herself smiling as she posed with one arm around a seated Gregg.
‘My little big baby is 23 tah day!’ NeNe gave Brentt a shout out on her 23rd birthday in February, posting a plethora of photos of her son on her Instagram account.