Serena Williams Hospitalized With Blood Clot
(BlackDoctor.org) — Tennis pro Serena Williams underwent emergency treatment at a hospital in Los Angeles after suffering a blood clot in her lungs, according to reports.
Williams, 29, turned out for Elton John’s AIDS Foundation Academy Awards Viewing Party on Sunday, however her health took a turn for the worse Monday.
“Monday, Serena Williams underwent emergency treatment at Cedars [Medical Center] for a hematoma she suffered as a result of treatment for a more critical situation,” a representative for Williams, Nicole Chabot, said.
“Last week, Serena suffered from a pulmonary embolism [a blood clot in the lungs] which was discovered upon her return to L.A. She had been in New York for doctor appointments for the ongoing issues with her foot,” she added.
Update: Serena Williams released a statement about her condition later Wednesday:
“Thank you everyone for all of your prayers, concerns, and support. This has been extremely hard, scary, and disappointing. I am doing better, I’m at home now and working with my doctors to keep everything under control. I know I will be ok, but am praying and hoping this will all be behind me soon. While I can’t make any promises now on my return, I hope to be back by early summer. That said, my main goal is to make sure I get there safely.”