The Real Housewives of Atlanta star NeNe Leakes announced on Monday that she will be cancelling some of her upcoming tour dates because her husband, Gregg Leakes, has been in the hospital for more than two weeks.
The announcement came in the form of an Instagram video:
Here’s what NeNe had to say in the clip:
Hey, you guys, it’s NeNe, and I’m doing a different announcement than I’ve ever done before. First of all, I just want to say that I feel very blessed and extremely lucky to be able to do what I do, and I’m so grateful that you guys purchase tickets to see me everywhere.
I have to cancel my Albany, New York show and my New York City Caroline’s show. Today marks the 15th day straight that Gregg has been in the hospital. I find it very difficult to stand onstage and laugh and have a good time and give you guys your money’s worth knowing that my husband is in the hospital not feeling well. He has said to me over and over again, “Go on. Go out there. Have a good time. Do the show. I’m gonna be fine.” But I find it mentally very hard for me to do.
Gregg will be out of the hospital this week. He will be stronger. He will be better. And we will be out here doing this show again in no time. Thank you for loving me. Thank you so much.
NeNe did not reveal any specifics about why Gregg is in the hospital, but she did return to Instagram to respond to a Radar Online story with “exclusive details” claiming Gregg has spent 15 days in the emergency room “with food poisoning and heart problems.”
“This is NOT an exclusive!!” NeNe captioned a screen cap of the story headline. “This is a ploy to try an find out what’s really going on! Well what’s not going on is…he’s NOT in the hospital for an heart issue, he doesn’t and has NEVER had food poisoning!”
NeNe then goes from defense to offense with her signature shade tossing. “By the way, who the f**k stays in the emergency room 15 days?” She continues: “It’s really sad people like Radar won’t respect your privacy when you need it most?? #lifeoftheleakes Thank you to those that have sent well wishes and good vibes! Thank you to our family and friends who are texting us with thoughts and prayers.”
We certainly wish Gregg a speedy recovery, and we hope NeNe is able to get back to being NeNe on stage again soon! #BLOOP
Asa Hawks is a writer and editor for Starcasm.