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Serena Williams

Hospitalized for

Pulmonary Embolism

3/2/2011 11:12 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Serena Williams was rushed to an L.A. hospital yesterday to undergo emergency treatment for a pulmonary embolism ... this according to the 29-year-old tennis star's rep.

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Williams' rep released a statement explaining, "Monday Serena Williams underwent emergency treatment at Cedars for a hematoma she suffered as a result of treatment for a more critical situation."

The statement continues, "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."

The rep added, "Doctors are continuing to monitor her situation closely to avoid additional complications."

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kinm    

whatever, who cares really?

1242 days ago
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HarlotO'Hara    

a blot clot in the lungs is dangerous and is VERY painful.

hope she gets well SOON!

1242 days ago
3.

HumanNature    

MY PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU, SERENA!!!

GET WELL SOON!!!

1242 days ago
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mstori68    

Definitely a scary situation... hope all turns out well. Love you, Serena!

1242 days ago
5.

HumanNature    

whatever, who cares really?

Posted at 6:21 AM on Mar 2, 2011 by kinm

YOU!!!

THAT'S WHY YOU POST!!!

1242 days ago
6.

clive    

Get better!

1242 days ago
7.

Quinn    

hopes & prayers for a speedy recovery.

1242 days ago
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kinm    

point is, I don't believe these celebs. their preps say anything to make it believing, but - it's getting old, not everybody is stupid

1242 days ago
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HarlotO'Hara    

whatever, who cares really?

Posted at 6:21 AM on Mar 2, 2011 by kinm

oh you care. it's why you took the time to read and post a reply.

1242 days ago
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HarlotO'Hara    

point is, I don't believe these celebs. their preps say anything to make it believing, but - it's getting old, not everybody is stupid

Posted at 6:28 AM on Mar 2, 2011 by kinm

no, the point is...you're a dumbazz.

1242 days ago
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DonnaLynn125    

#2 who cares? Wow real nice...btw hope you or nobody you know gets one....my Mother did and she died...it was so sudden and it can happen that way! Hope and prayers for Serena!

1242 days ago
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melissa b    

Oh goodness that's some serious stuff. I really hope she's okay. Goodness I hope so. Please let her be okay.

1242 days ago
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melissa b    

#2: Have some compassion dude that's nothing to play with. I wouldnt wish that on my worst enemy. I hope she's okay.

1242 days ago
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HumanNature    

point is, I don't believe these celebs. their preps say anything to make it believing, but - it's getting old, not everybody is stupid

Posted at 6:28 AM on Mar 2, 2011 by kinm


Serena Williams Hospitalized After Suffering Blood Clot in Lungs

LOS ANGELES -- Tennis ace Serena Williams underwent emergency treatment at a hospital in Los Angeles after suffering a blood clot in her lungs, People magazine reported Wednesday.

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, told the magazine.

"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.

Doctors were continuing to monitor her condition Wednesday.

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/sports/2011/03/02/serena-williams-hospitalized-suffering-blood-clot-lungs/#ixzz1FSAZe1zC

DO YOU BELIEVE IT NOW!!!

1242 days ago
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george clooney    

Ouch....get well Serena. I have had it as well and it is something you have to be very very careful with. Praying for you!

1242 days ago
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