Jeezy dropped by ‘The Real’ Thursday to give an update on his lady Jeannie Mai, who is currently recovering from surgery.
Jeannie Mai is “doing well” after undergoing emergency surgery for a potentially life-threatening condition, according to her fiancé Jeezy.
The rapper, 43, made a virtual appearance on Thursday’s episode of The Real to speak to Mai’s co-hosts and give an update on her road to recovery.
When Loni Love asked if her colleague was “actually resting” instead of focusing on work, Jeezy replied that it’s “been hard to get her to rest, but she’s doing well.”
“I thank y’all for y’all prayers and y’all support,” he said. “She’s eating everything in the house, but she’s definitely doing well.”
Jeezy went on to detail how Mai, 41, was diagnosed with with epiglottitis, which “is a potentially life-threatening condition that occurs when the epiglottis — a small cartilage ‘lid’ that covers your windpipe — swells, blocking the flow of air into your lungs,” according to Mayo Clinic.
“She began to get sick. She had some problems with her throat, and we took her to the doctor and they gave her a shot of steroids and everything was good,” he recalled. “It happened again, and I just started to notice she was having problems breathing.”
Jeannie’s fiancé, rap superstar @Jeezy, walks us through the scary moment he knew something was wrong and gives us an update on her recovery pic.twitter.com/O4pkUSZwNO
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Jeezy said things came to a head when Mai woke up one morning and he saw that she “couldn’t breathe.”
“I grabbed her immediately, took her to the emergency room,” the artist remembered. “They found something, but they didn’t know.”
The couple — who got engaged in April — then consulted with another doctor at the advice of another friend.
“The doctor immediately looked at her and told her, ‘You’re done with Dancing With The Stars. You’re done. This is life-threatening. If you don’t get it fixed right now, you could possibly lose your life.’ ”
Jeezy said hearing the news was “the hardest thing ever” because Mai is “not a quitter.”
“She’s a fighter,” he said, adding that “right after the surgery, she was trying to figure out how to get back on that show.”
Sending Jeannie Mai positive energy for a speedy recovery.