We all were scared to hear that tennis star Serena Williams was recently hospitalized with a pulmonary embolism — a blot clot in her lungs. It was reported that Williams has been in and out of Cedar-Sinai Medical Center several times over the past week.
Serena’s representatives and lawyers just released the following statement to confirm the treatment, and send a personal message from Serena to her fans:

“Serena did indeed suffer from a pulmonary embolism last week, and the hematoma was another unexpected scare that was subsequently removed. Thankfully everything was caught in time. With continued doctor visits to monitor her situation, she is recuperating at home under strict medical supervision.”

Says Serena, “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 ok, but am praying and hoping this will all be behind me soon. While I can’t make any promises now on my return, I hope to be back by early summer. That said, my main goal is to make sure I get there safely.”