Grammy Award-winning singer Tori Kelly has been hospitalized and is receiving treatment for blood clots around her vital organs. According to TMZ, a source close to Kelly told the outlet the situation is “really serious.”
Kelly was reportedly at a dinner in downtown Los Angeles on Sunday night with friends when her heart started beating rapidly. Kelly passed “out for a while,” according to the source mentioned earlier.
Her friends wanted to ensure she didn’t go to a hospital in downtown L.A. but rather to Cedars-Sinai Hospital, one of the best in the country. So instead of calling an ambulance, they carried her outside, put her in a car and drove her to the Cedars-Sinai.
The “Paper Hearts” singer is reportedly in the ICU after doctors found blood clots in her legs and lungs. They are still trying to determine whether there are clots around her heart. Kelly has been in and out of consciousness while in the hospital.
Kelly, of Puerto Rican and Jamaican descent, has been in the music business for decades. She first gained attention as a child on several TV competition shows but officially debuted after appearing on American Idol in 2010. She released her first album, Unbreakable Smile, in 2015 and snagged two Grammys in 2019.
She recently released her first solo single in almost three years, “Missin u,” and was set to release another single, “Cut,” this Friday.
In March, she told People how excited she was about her new music and going on tour.
“I miss touring so much. I was actually on a world tour right as Covid was happening, and it was heartbreaking to have to cancel that. Since then, I haven’t been able to tour,” she told People.
She added, “That’s one of the most exciting things I’m looking forward to. I can’t give any details or anything yet, but I cannot wait just to see fans again and belt out these songs with them.”