On last night’s RHOA finale, as well as WWHL, we were treated to a variety of versions of the Nene Leakes hospitalization story. At the time, I had a lot of questions, but Sunday night is my busiest blogger night and that is not the time to stop and do my research. So I did some this morning. Here are my thoughts on Nene’s hospitalization.
On November 18th, 2013 Nene was rushed to the hospital by Gregg. The scene we saw of them on the couch at their home last night chatting about her possibly needing to go to the hospital and Gregg trying to give her Alka Seltzer was all filmed after the season was done filming. None of that was real and was part of the possible cover story that Nene came up with to explain her hospitalization. At this point, we have no idea why Nene was really hospitalized, but the more she tries to tell the version of what happened she would like for us to believe, the more she screws it up.
The next thing I want to point out is that she went to ER on Monday, November 18th and was released the next day, November 19th. Kandi’s play premiered on Friday, November 22nd. So all the scenes at the Rialto about Nene going to the ER on the day of Kandi’s play were fake. Nene had been out of the hospital for four days by the time the play scenes were filmed. By the way, Cynthia went to the hospital and took Nene flowers and Marlo sent a large arrangement to her house. The following Monday Nene posted this comment on her website. “I’m sure by now lots of you have heard that I had been hospitalized. I want to thank all of you who sent get well wishes, flowers, etc. I was truly touched and felt the love! I’m better today than I was yesterday. If it’s God’s will, I will become stronger and stronger! I love you all!”
Let’s look at what Nene said. On November 18th she tweeted with #LuckyToBeAlive . On the 19th when leaving the hospital she thanked the people (including Cynthia) who walked the halls with her and fed her and changed her clothes. She also blogged that she had blood clots in here lungs from all the flying she was doing. So far, I have no reason not to believe her. I blog and send her well wishes for a speedy recovery.
But last night in voice over on the finale which she was not in at all (remember the one scene with Gregg was filmed after the fact) Nene said “the doctors said her lung have a collapse.” They showed pictures of her Instagram and Twitter. Why was there not Talking Head? Why did they not use some unused footage of Nene and Gregg as filler to give her some scenes? Her complete absence from the show was very odd don’t you think? She has to have shot some “evergreen” scenes like the one of Cynthia and Peter that could be used anytime. If she is the star, why not use those.
Then last night on WWHL, Nene’s retelling of the hospital story seemed like a lie As soon as she started talking, I said OMG! She is lying! Why would she lie? Perhaps she did not want us to know what really happened? She is not exactly known for her honesty and transparency about her personal life. I have been researching her condition. The interesting thing is her pain under her breast that wraps to her back is not the typical symptom. Particularly if she had collapsed lungs the main symptom would be shortness of breath. She would have sharp pains in her chest. However, after looking at everything, she certainly could have had blood clots and been sent home after overnight monitoring to rest on her own. It seems unlikely that she had collapsed lungs. I suppose it is possible. But after last night there just seemed to be a lot of things that were not adding up. Like the fact she was drinking on WWHL and at Mr. Chow. She should be on Coumadin if she is being treated for clots. You are not supposed to drink on that medication.
Just one more random thought. Kandi said something about Nene being geeked up at the Pajama Brawl. And her pacing and sweating started many rumors that she was on something. She does seem to be drinking more than usual on camera lately…
What do you think? Was it blood clots? Or something else?
UPDATE: It’s interesting to note her symptoms do mimic a mild heart attack, yet she specifically “set the record straight” in her initial report about her hospital visit saying something like “contrary to some reports out there I did not have a heart attack.” Why was that important for her to say?