Singer Tori Kelly Recovering in ICU After Collapsing From Heart Problems

Kos Temenes
By Kos Temenes
July 27, 2023Entertainmentshare
Singer Tori Kelly Recovering in ICU After Collapsing From Heart Problems
Tori Kelly attends a Special Screening of Universal Pictures' "The Super Mario Bros. Movie" at Regal LA Live in Los Angeles on April 1, 2023. (Amy Sussman/Getty Images)

Singer Tori Kelly is conscious and recovering, after being hospitalized on July 23 for experiencing sudden tachycardia, a heart condition, while out for dinner with friends, according to an Instagram post by her husband André Murillo on July 26.

“Not fully out of the woods but we see the sun. Just waiting on a few more answers. Your love and kindness has been overwhelming. Thank you so much!” the post read.

The artist was dining out with friends when suddenly her heart started beating really fast. According to TMZ, who first reported on the incident, Kelly passed out and remained unconscious for a while.

Her friends reportedly took her outside and drove her to the hospital, instead of calling an ambulance, to ensure she gets cared for at one of the country’s premiere hospitals.

Kelly, 30, was treated in intensive care at Cedars-Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles, where doctors discovered blood clots in her legs and lungs. Doctors are still trying to establish whether there are clots around her heart and other vital organs. She had reportedly been drifting in and out of consciousness for a prolonged period.

Fans took to social media to express concerns and wish the singer a speedy recovery.

Her rise to fame came in season 9 of American Idol, although she was eliminated before the final contestant selection. She subsequently released her debut album ‘Unbreakable Smile’ in 2015, which successfully peaked at second place on the Billboard 200 chart.

She also won the Billboard Women in Music Breakthrough Artist Award in the same year, as well as Grammys for Best Gospel Album and Best Gospel Performance/Song four years later, in 2019. Her career also spawned collaborations with other artists, including Ed Sheeran and Stevie Wonder.

Kelly is also a voice-over artist on television, lending her voice in the animated film franchise “Sing” as Meena the teenage elephant.

Doctors have recently stated that blood clots affect more and more young people. According to the CDC, of the nearly one million people suffering blood clots each year, up to 300,000 die as a result, with around 25 percent of people with clots in their lungs experiencing sudden death. The condition requires ICU-level care in severe cases.

Blood clots are most common in cancer patients or those who have clotting disorders. They can also appear in people who have had recent surgery, are immobile, take birth control or hormonal supplements.

Recent evidence also points toward a likelihood of clots forming after receiving the COVID-19 shot, The Epoch Times reported.

Frontline COVID-19 Critical Care Alliance doctors and many researchers have noted the spike protein found on the COVID virus and mRNA vaccines is a primary catalyst for blood clot formation.

In order to avoid blood clots, doctors are recommending moving around often and as much as possible, and refraining from a sedentary lifestyle. Moderate physical exercise and weight lifting for 2-3 hours per week is said to be advantageous, while ensuring to stay adequately hydrated.

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