Tennis star Serena Williams was hospitalized in Los Angeles after suffering a pulmonary embolism, according to her rep.
Williams had been seen at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center several times in recent days, People magazine reports. When contacted about the visits, Williams’s rep, Nicole Chabot, revealed that the 29-year-old suffered a pulmonary embolism last week and that her health took a turn for the worse on Monday – a day after attending an Oscar party in West Hollywood.
“Monday Serena Williams underwent emergency treatment at Cedars for a hematoma she suffered as a result of treatment for a more critical situation,” Chabot said in a statement.
“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.”
Chabot added that doctors are closely monitoring her situation “to avoid additional complications.”
Williams attended Sunday night’s Elton John AIDS Foundation Academy Awards Viewing Party. On Tuesday night, Williams posted on her Twitter account “Tough day.” A few minutes later she retweeted Kim Kardashian.
Williams has been sidelined by two operations on her right foot after getting cut by glass at a restaurant, and has not played a competitive match since winning Wimbledon on July 3.
Williams, the former world No. 1, has won 13 Grand Slam titles.
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