Serena Williams‘ rep has confirmed that the tennis star was rushed to the hospital on Monday after suffering a pulmonary embolism.
Serena looked stunning at the Vanity Fair Oscar After Party Sunday night, but shortly after was taken to an L.A. hospital to undergo a medical treatment, her rep tells TMZ in a statement.
Her rep continued explaining, “Monday Serena Williams underwent emergency treatment at Cedars for a hematoma she suffered as a result of treatment for a more critical situation.”
“Last week, Serena suffered from a pulmonary embolism [a blood clot in the lungs] which was discovered upon her return to L.A.,” the statement says. “She had been in New York for doctor appointments for the ongoing issues with her foot.”
“Doctors are continuing to monitor her situation closely to avoid additional complications.”