Andrew Asare
November 20, 2013 AT 02:57 PM EST

NeNe Leakes was hospitalized for a blood clot found in her lung, People reports.

The Real Housewives of Atlanta star released a statement on her official website Tuesday to clarify her health issue. The statement follows a photo she posted on Monday where she was hooked to IVs.

“After some routine tests I was diagnosed with blood clots in my lung,” Leakes wrote on her official website.  “I’m told this happened to me because of the constant traveling around the country that I do for my job.”

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