Serena Williams, who required emergency medical treatment this week stemming from a pulmonary embolism, is speaking out. Read Serena’s statement on her health inside…
Spokepersons for Serena Williams have confirmed that she was hospitalized last month in Los Angeles because of a pulmonary embolism, a blood clot in the lugs, and that she then required emergency treatment Monday for a hematoma, a pocket of blood that swells under the skin.
The condition can be life threatening in severe cases, but Nicole Chabot, a spokesperson for Serena said, “thankfully everything was caught in time” and that Serena was resting and recovering at her home in Los Angeles.
Serena recently told PEOPLE Magazine,
“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 okay, but am praying and hoping this will all be behind me soon. While I can’t make any promises now on my return [to tennis], I hope to be back by early summer. That said, my main goal is to make sure I get there safely.”