R&B singer Tweet has been hospitalized with blood clots, according to published reports. The 46-year-old singer whose real name is Charlene Keys is reportedly suffering from blood clots in her lungs (pulmonary embolism).

Blood clots are potentially deadly when they block the flow of oxygen rich blood to an artery, causing necrosis (tissue death) in the lungs.

Missy Elliott Tweet

Multiple pulmonary emboli usually begin as deep vein thrombosis in the legs. The clots break off and travel through the body, through the heart and into the lungs.

Symptoms of blood clots in the lungs include shortness of breath, lightheadedness, rapid heart rate and chest pain.

Missy Elliott Tweet

Tweet’s good friend, music producer/rapper Missy Elliott confirmed the tragic news on Twitter.com Wednesday. “Sending prayers up for my sis @MS_HUMMINGBIRD who has blood clots in both lungs. We are asking for your prayers for healing. Amen.”

Pastor Jamal H. Bryant, who is reportedly dating the singer, also asked for prayers for Tweet, who is best known for her hit single “Oops (Oh My),” which was written and produced by Missy.

“ALERT!!! I need your prayers for @tweet_ She’s been admitted in hospital for blood clots in both lungs & right arm… “Doctors can’t trace it but God is a healer! Prayer still works!” Bryant tweeted on Wednesday.

Before she was hospitalized, Tweet took to Twitter.com to send messages of support to residents of Houston, the city that was hardest hit by Hurricane Harvey.

Photos: WENN.com

  • Chaseboogie The Prince

    Love this girl’s music. Get better Ma.

  • lil goodie

    Sending prayers up.. blessings to come down.

  • Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!
  • Lisa daniels

    I saw all that hair and thought she was Chaka Khan

  • Faithz

    Praying for you Tweet.

  • You Could Never

    Love you still so MUCH Tweet. Get better girl.

  • BeUtFullSoul

    Sending up prayers for TWEET.

  • TxCyn

    She needs to check for cancer while she’s there. Multiple clots in an adult is a tell tale sign of occult malignancy.

  • Malai

    Awwwww poor baby I’m so sorry she’s going thru that.. I was hospitalized a few months ago with blood clots covering my lungs and in my right leg….it was very scary. I pray she recovers ??

  • KcoolMuziq

    Tweet is so beautiful with a equally beautiful voice. My prayers are with her. Her & Jamal make a good looking couple.

    Missy I can’t wait for her comeback she is gifted and underrated.

  • thrift.store.jungle

    i hope she has a full recovery! did the poster intend on including info about tweets to the residents of houston?

  • Lisa daniels

    Sandra, Percy got a message for you…..

    Social media is a gift and a curse, let’s kill this body language rumor right now. No I’m not dating tiny I met her for the first time at a GMGB conference and took a picture. Just for the record we’re doing business she’s the owner of a team and I’m a owner of a team. People must be bored and have no life to entertain this false accusation. The lady that created this rumor stop it! The truth shall set you free! You owe everybody an apology. I gotta lot of respect for T.I. I wish him and his family nothing but the best. People should use their voice for positive things like hurricane Harvey, our people need Water, Shelter, and Food. You can make a difference small or big, go to hurricane Harvey flood relief. On a lighter note Tiny Atlanta Heirs and my New Orleans Gators will go head to head on September 23 in Las Vegas she’s gonna need Shannon Brown and the whole Atlanta Hawks team to beat my New Orleans Gators! Meta World Peace The Three Headed Monsters The Gonzalez Twins! Just to name a few! Come Witness History at the Cox Pavilion in Las Vegas! It ain’t a rumor the Gators gonna beat the Heirs! #GatorPower

  • Yardgirl

    Sending up prayers! This is very serious and I wish her Godspeed!!

  • JJSPLAYHOUSE

    Jamal Bryant? Chyle Bye! That attention whore!……(I’ll go back in my corner now)

  • Yardgirl

    Thank you. You always come with the receipts!!

  • Lisa daniels

    Yep her friend rhymeswithsnitch posted it. I told her when she last week she was a lie and he confirmed it. ??

  • WutizaGRANNY!

    Positive energy to you Tweet! I loved her voice and music..OOPS OH MY! https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/34728635c11f0ec2440739c989d44cd84ba769d9778090c11d8b2a877e90ee30.gif

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    I wrote a whole post about this? Do you even read my blog, or do you just hop in the comments?

  • Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    Be blessed hun! Glad you’re feeling better!

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Thanks. I left out the most pertinent info.

  • Karen Brady

    Such a beauty and I love that wig. Godspeed Tweet. True story… YEEAARS ago she opened for Ms. Blige at Chastain Park and well shall I say, it often sucks to be the opener … folks didn’t pay her one bit of mind while she performed. :-(. It really was just that one hit she had though at the time. I paid attention Tweet!!

  • Sid

    “Tell you what I did last night. Came home say around a quarter to 3,still so high, hypnotized, in a trance” Ha! I still get up and do the stinky leg while touching myself everytime I hear Tweet song. Yaaas love Tweet. I hope she recovers.

  • OrchidJones-Got Dat Job

    Get better Tweet… I’m pulling and praying for you!

  • Ni Ni

    ???

  • MissHarlem

    Your first album still gives me life. Loved your contribution on a seat at the table get well and stay up

  • Justlooknout

    Praying for complete healing and restoration of her body.

    Lord how did happen?

  • Justlooknout

    Glad you are healed!!!!

    Can you share how this happened.

    A friend of family passed this way, unfortunately she was overweight and lived a sedentary lifestyle.

    Once again, happy you made it through.

  • Justlooknout

    Whispers not being funny, I’m sure the hospital will run a complete battery of test.

  • Malai

    Thank you SO, SO much! This comment made my day ?

  • You Could Never

    God bless you

  • Chuck

    Why use a picture of her when she was looking cracked out? smh.. Prayers though

  • Malai

    Absolutely! First and foremost, I send my condolences to you and your loved ones ? It’s never easy losing someone. To answer your question, I have no family history of blood clots.. this was actually brought on by surgery. I remember when I was in the recovery room (after surgery), I was having a very difficult time breathing and I completely stopped breathing… I blacked out. Before this, I remember one of the doctors saying “oh my goodness! Does she smoke?!” I’ll assume it was because of how bad I was wheezing but I DO NOT smoke. At some point, they were able to get me breathing again. I went home a few hours later and exactly 3 days after my surgery, I was feeling stabbing pains in the bottom of my leg and chest… my ankles were terribly swollen and red… I was wheezing very bad and couldn’t breathe.. to make matters worse, I was so stubborn that I was refusing to go to the hospital..my mom eventually convinced me to go and called the ambulance.. my doctors informed me some time after arriving that I would’ve been dead had I waited any longer.. the clots were too many to count and I had one very close to my heart.. it could’ve been a different story.. it took me about 3 weeks to breath nomally again.. I kept my house at 60 defeees Fahrenheit and I felt so bad for everyone because it was already cold outside and then I had the air on but that was the ONLY way I could breath! It it was awful but I truly appreciate the experience and I am grateful that I made it thru. ? Thanks for asking :)

  • Justlooknout

    Thank God for Jesus.

  • Justlooknout

    Hit ENTER to soon.

    Glad you made it through. Hopefully this was not their fault and they didn’t send you home too soon.

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    Spits food out ?

  • Lia Washington

    Prayers going up!

  • Zeta Phi Beta 1920

    In Jesus name be healed, Tweet.

  • Zeta Phi Beta 1920

    LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    #dead
    #iDIED

  • Zeta Phi Beta 1920

    Medical Minute on Stalking. I am having a real issue. Now any experts? Computer people to trace all these fake profiles & zoot numbers?

  • Lisa daniels

    No, you said they was dating. He said no, you owe him an apology. I did not see your retraction or rewrite. Don’t be mad

  • Zeta Phi Beta 1920

    Jesus.
    God Bless you.
    Keep sharing your story because people will be in pain & keep putting off going to the ER or DR.
    You are a living testimony.

  • TxCyn

    Yea … you would be surprised honestly. I’m an oncologist — I’ve seen a lot of people like this not fully worked up.

  • Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    I’ve had a blood clot and had to administer shots of blood thinner to mine own flesh (and i’m afraid of needles) so i do understand. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/e86501847072dcba783eea0bbb2c002d3ed3d888581b08556155899f7897582f.gif

  • You Could Never

    I did not see your retraction or rewrite.

    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

    there was a RE-WRITE about FOUR hours ago. Lisa are you on medication? Are you slow? Ive asked you this previously.

    “Master P Denies Hooking Up with Tameka “Tiny” Harris”

    http://sandrarose.com/2017/08/master-p-denies-hooking-tameka-tiny-harris/#disqus_thread

    Take Care.

  • You Could Never

    She is a gatdamn LOON and I wish…never mind. She is…trails off. Just forget it.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    An oncologist would know that chemotherapy increases the risk of blood clots. Blood clots don’t cause cancer.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Take care, hun.

  • KarmaBackAround

    Prayers up for my girl tweet!!!

  • xenaD

    When u say “good friends” … idk about now but back in the day they were more than just friends! I know this for a fact! Missy and tweet I mean.. anyway feel better tweet

  • xenaD

    I tried and I tried to avoid..but this thang was happening!!

  • Justlooknout

    The patient or the provider?

  • OrchidJones-Got Dat Job

    Happy Belated Birthday Virgo Friend… it’s been a while but I didn’t forget!

  • OrchidJones-Got Dat Job

    Chile hanging out with Jamal and his Shenanigans can give anyone damn near stroke with his crazy self…(flicks holy oil….) but no no…no no…I was told not to put my mouth on the anointed and holy! (;J))

  • Malai

    The blood thinners were AWFUL.. one of them was a shot and it was so painful.. I remember one night having such bad anxiety about it. Pradaxa was the blood thinner that finally gave me the ability to breath clearly. It was expensive though! :/

  • Malai

    Awwwww!!! Thank you!!!! ???

  • Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    mine was so long ago, i can’t even remember what it was…. i wanna say lupron or something like that. my bestie is a nurse, but i couldn’t have her driving across town every night just to give me a shot, so i forced myself to do it.
    (that’s when i knowed they was a God) ROFL!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    mine was so long ago, i can’t even remember what it was…. i wanna say lupron or something like that. my bestie is a nurse, but i couldn’t have her driving across town every night just to give me a shot, so i forced myself to do it.
    (that’s when i knowed they was a God) ROFL!!!!!!!!!!!

  • teather

    Praying for her full recovery. We need that now.

  • Evillene

    “Southern Hummingbird” is a masterpiece, one of the finest R&B/Soul CDs of the last 20 years. Tweet is a largely unheralded artist best known for a song (“Oops, Oh My”) that is least representative of the breadth of her artistry as a composer and singer. Praying for her swift recovery.

  • Vixen

    Blood clots is a silent but deadly thing. It doesn’t have to be hereditary. I almost lost my husband 3 years ago to DVT. Found out it’s hereditary. Cried like a baby when we had our older 3 boys tested and our 3rd born tested positive for APC Resistance as well. It still scares me to this day because of the side effects my husband deals with plus our younger son wasn’t tested due to his age and with him being autistic adds to the stress but I don’t let it show…just have to live everyday like it’s a great one.

  • Meme

    Smoking cigarettes…Oh lord what a tune! You’re right that is a great album

  • Malai

    Lol! Awww poo-poo!! I’m happy u conquered your fear and stuck yourself with the needle! :) maybe it was Lovenox that you took? I took that one too lol but you know it was really good that you at least had your nurse friend as a backup!
    ?????

  • Lorrie Irby Jackson

    Won’t He do it! Listen to your mama sooner next time! <3 Glad you're here to share your testimony!

  • Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    I think I’ve blocked it from my mind. It was traumatic. I was in a very low place (but you see my azz still wanted to live)???

  • Jussjess25

    Awww tweet im praying for you sis. Please pull through.

  • Jussjess25

    Agreed

  • TxCyn

    Please don’t school me on something I’ve spent my life doing. Chemo doesn’t cause clots- malignancies do. They make the blood hyperviscose and cause clots. You get a pass Bc ur a nurse and thus I don’t expect you to know this information so I’ll forgive you for correcting me. When I need to know how to start an IV and hang zosyn I’ll give you a ring.

  • TxCyn

    Both. Pt does know to ask. Medical physician doesn’t know to ask an oncologist or hematologist to see the pt to rule out malignancy.

  • Malai

    LOL! I KNOW that’s right! ?

  • Malai

    THAT’S RIGHT! Always listen to mama! ? My mom later admitted that she knew I was showing signs of blood clots but she didn’t want me to panic so she didn’t say anything.. she knew that she was making me go to the hospital no matter how much I objected lol ?

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    “They make the blood hyperviscose”

    Is that a new word? Now I know you’re not an oncologist. Lol.

  • TxCyn

    http://www.dictionary.com/browse/viscous

    http://blog.dana-farber.org/insight/2014/04/does-cancer-cause-blood-clots/

    Most nurses are the same- Spewing nonsense with no facts and a four year degree. Now a know you are a moron and an idiot.

  • BacktolurkingIgo

    Praying for her healing…

  • Guess Who

    Hoping for a speedy recovery!

  • Blue

    When auntie say “take care, hun” it’s like she means gtfoh. Lol

  • Pamela

    Lisa is in trouble now. I’ll pray for her.

  • Pamela

    There’s really no need to talk to Sandra like that.

  • TxCyn

    In all honesty – there was no reason for me to talk to her like that. But when I’ve spent my entire life on something, make a comment on the blog as mini PSA, then subsequently not only ” incorrectly corrected ” but insulted as well – well honestly I lost my cool. I visit this blog daily ( been a follower since needing to be approved by Sandra herself to comment) and there are often times INCORRECT medical information placed here – I usually don’t say anything but hematologic issues are a passion of mine and I take them very seriously.

  • Pamela

    Explanation well understood. Thank you.