Get Well… Serena Williams Hospitalized For Blood Clots In Her Lungs

- By Bossip Staff

Poor thang! Serena Williams can’t seem to catch a break this year.

Still in rehab for her foot injury, she hasn’t played since July after stepping on some broken glass and having foot surgery. Now she’s been hospitalized for something much more serious.

Serena Williams has suffered from a pulmonary embolism, a blood clot in her lungs. She had been spotted at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles several times over the past week, but her rep, Nicole Chabot, has finally confirmed her health status to PEOPLE.

On Monday, February 28, Serena “underwent emergency treatment at Cedars for a hematoma she suffered as a result of treatment for a more critical situation.”

“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.”

Get well soon Serena!


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    All that fried chicken and cornbread black women like to eat probably did her in.

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    • Sharock1

      You are hardly “Black Women’s Kryptonite”. Your name should be “Black Women’s Toilet Paper” because that seems to be all you are good for – an a$$wipe.

    • Unico

      She’s an athlete… so your comment is insignificant.

      This likely has to do with her leg surgery.

    • MichelleShaniquaObama

      She looks like a tranny. Her features are quite man-ish. I detect an Adam’s Apple. She’s a girl with a little extra. LOL!

  • Yelp I said I it

    Probably been getting booty silicone shots all this time!

    • Sharock1

      Another one. Can’t even spell your name right. It’s “yep” stupid, not “yelp”. You and Black Woman’s Toilet Paper should become acquainted, since you both seem to belong to the same roll.

  • tg

    God Bless you Serena. i’m praying for a speedy recovery for you.

  • Ryda4life

    Most injuries dont heal quicly if you discover you have Diabetes. She really has to be carefull . I wonder if any of those doctors prescribed what they use in nursing homes for bed sores . it really helps speed the healing process. You really have to take control of your health these days ..

  • Divine

    There had been whispers that her foot operation didnt go well and that she was infected and the strongest antibotics were not helping.
    Serious enough that people were wondering if she would be able to play again.

    I wonder if its related.

    • Sharock1

      I read the same, but whatever the outcome, I’m glad that God has spared her life. She’s one of the best – perhaps the best female tennis player in the world. I’m with @mouthpiece “we need [her] to whack them Brazilians and them Germans too]!!!

  • Mrs. Rance

    God bless Serena. I’m soooo glad she made it through the pulmonary embolism. They commonly lead to sudden death.

  • CAN AM

    Didn’t recognize her in the above picture. She’s a lot smaller and feminine looking. Looks great. Get well.

  • Sharock1

    Get well soon Serena. Thank God that embolism was discovered in time.

  • mouthpiece

    Get well serena,we still need u to whack them brazilians,and them Germans too.

  • Miss Aj

    Get well soon Serena!!! Keeping you in my prayers

  • LMAO


  • Tue Diva

    Blood clots are serious because I had one in my leg. They caught mine in time before it killed me. Blood clots do not come from food you eat, but mainly from non circulation of your body parts, such as when she was laid up recovering from her foot surgery.

    • Sharock1

      Makes sense. Don’t some medications cause clotting too?

  • darealwifey

    My prayers go out to her for a full and speedy recovery.

  • Ok

    The above picture has been photoshopped to death. Google her image. She does not look like that.

  • Star

    A speedy recovery to you Serena…just when you started looking great!!!

  • http://! Just Bored

    That mess kills people! She is lucky they found it in time!

  • tommykimon

    Man she is super lucky. I wish her well and a speedy recovery.

  • innovatoor09

    Get well Serena!

  • kslim1

    OMG, I wouldn’t be surprised if it was the medication she was taking for her foot…prescription medication is deadly. I’ll be praying for her recovery.

  • Juliemango

    Thats the best pic ive seen of serena hope she recovers soon!!!

  • bouyant

    oh god! i love her, so i will be praying for a speedy recovery.

  • Update: Serena Speaks On “Scary, Disappointing” Health Situation | AllureVision

    […] a quick media statement today to make sure her fans knew she’s at home resting following her recent emergency. “Thank you everyone for all of your prayers, concerns, and support,” the star, 29, […]

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