On Sunday (July 23) night, singer-songwriter Tori Kelly was eating dinner with her friends in Downtown Los Angeles when she suddenly passed out and was unconscious ‘for a while,’ according to TMZ. Sources are describing the recent health scare as ‘really serious’ as she continues to receive treatment.
After she passed out, Tori’s friends carried her to their vehicle and drove her to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center – they didn’t call an ambulance because they didn’t want her to be transported to a hospital in the Downtown area. Instead, they chose Cedars-Sinai – one of the highest-ranked hospitals in the US.
Over the past few days, Tori has been receiving treatment in Cedar-Sinai’s intensive care unit (ICU) after being diagnosed with blood clots in her legs and lungs – which was the cause of her rapid heart rate that led to her passing out on Sunday. Doctors are still trying to determine if she has blood clots in her heart.
Doctors are using her recent health scare as an example for young people who think they’re immune to blood clots. While they are more common in the senior population, blood clots can happen to anyone at any age – especially those who have cancer, are pregnant, take birth control, or had surgery recently.
“In terms of the signs and symptoms, if you are talking about the leg, it’s usually some focal tenderness or redness or swelling in the back of the leg, the calf,” Dr. Jennifer Ashton said to ABC News. “If you’re talking about a clot in the lung, it’s shortness of breath, cough, chest pain that’s worse [with] breathing.”
On Monday (July 24), Tori’s husband – André Murillo – shared a touching message for his wife on his Instagram Story. He shared lyrics to one of his wife’s songs with Justin Bieber – ‘Where Do I Fit In’ – and had the song playing in the background. The lyrics appear to described Murillo’s emotions at this time.
The song goes a little something like this: “While you sleep, I watch over you, it’ll be alright / I’ll take care of your loved ones, it’ll be alright / Your future’s in my hands, it’ll be alright / Your past is forgiven, it’ll be alright /Your future is secure, it’ll be alright.” You can start to see why Murillo chose those specific lyrics.
A Look at Tori Kelly and Her Incredible Career
Tori Kelly first broke onto the scene as a contestant on Season 9 of American Idol in 2010, but things didn’t quite go as planned – she sang well, but failed to reach the top-24. She didn’t give up and started to release music on YouTube, where she gained a loyal following and turned her passion into a career.
Over the past decade, Tori Kelly has released four studio albums – including her 2015 album Unbreakable Smile, which was certified RIAA Gold in September 2019 – and four extended plays (EPs). She also has two songs that are certified RIAA Gold and two singles that are certified RIAA Platinum.
That’s not all. Tori Kelly has also been on four concert tours (her most recent being in 2020) and has been honored with several prestigious awards in her career – including two Grammy Awards in 2019 for Best Gospel Album (Hiding Place) and Best Gospel Performance/Song (‘Never Alone’ feat. Kirk Franklin).
Fans have been flooding Tori Kelly’s social media with loving messages as they extend their thoughts and prayers to her and her loved ones. We’re all hoping for a speedy recovery so she can return to those she cares about most. At just 30 years old, let this be a reminder that blood clots can happen to anyone!
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