Son of former RHOA star NeNe Leakes home from hospital 2 months after stroke

ATLANTA — Former “Real Housewives of Atlanta” star Nene Leakes posted on social media that her son is home from the hospital after a medical emergency.

Brentt Leakes went into congestive heart failure and suffered a stroke on Sept. 26. Two months later, his mother posted to her Instagram story a video of him walking on his own with cheers from the nursing staff.

“You’re walking out! Isn’t that great?” NeNe Leakes said in a video on her Instagram story.


Leakes said Brentt had trouble speaking after his medical emergency but he stayed in good spirits.

Doctors are trying to figure out what caused the 23-year-old’s health issues, his mother says. Leakes said doctors have ruled out her son’s weight playing a factor and they have speculated that it could be a disease he has had since birth that only just flared up. She said stress may have also been a factor.

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Leakes also shared on Wednesday videos of her son’s workouts during physical therapy.

“Oh my god, you have no idea how Brentt came in here. Two months later, Brentt is walking out.”

Leakes posted the nursing staff with her son with the caption “Nurses are the best.”

Brentt Leakes runs The Linnethia Lounge, which he owns alongside his mother. September also marked one year since his father, and Nene Leakes’ husband, Gregg Leakes, passed away from his battle with colon cancer.