Jun 11, 2019

RHOA Tanya Sam Gives an Update After Terrifying Car Accident

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Real Housewives of Atlanta‘s Tanya Sam is “back in the swing of things” following a terrifying car accident while riding in an Uber Black. Tanya was accompanied by her fiancĂ©, Paul Judge, when another vehicle T-boned their Uber.

Tanya told People magazine:

“In the movies, time slows down and it truly slowed down. I could see the car coming. I could feel our speed, and my brain is going ‘We are not going to clear this car!’ I remember starting to scream and BAM!” 

Tanya said her Uber "bulldozed" through the other car, leaving it "pretty much totaled and completely wrecked.”

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Paul only suffered from back pain, and the other passengers in both cars were left visibly uninjured. Tanya experienced a swollen and achy stomach, but she brushed off the symptoms.

When she began feeling tired and dizzy, she took an Airborne, thinking she had maybe caught a sickness while traveling.

The next day, after leaving the Wearable Art Gala, things got worse.

"I got back to my hotel and started vomiting,” she said. “I panicked for a minute. My husband was holding my hair and he was like, ‘Maybe it’s food poisoning.’ And I’m a nurse — nurses are the worst patients because they’re always like, ‘This isn’t a big deal,’”

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Less than an hour later, she noticed blood in her stool and rushed to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, where doctors diagnosed her with intestinal and gastrointestinal bleeding, along with an acute trauma injury.

Even though the seatbelt was likely the reason for her injuries, she doesn't regret having it on.

“When we started that Uber ride, we weren’t wearing our seat belts and then I was like, ‘Babe, let’s put on our seat belts,'" she said. “Ten minutes later we got into the accident.”

After spending two days in the hospital, Tanya says she's feeling much better. Yas!


As we previously reported, Tanya was asked back to appear in Season 12 of The Real Housewives of Atlanta. They've already started filming (without NeNe Leakes), but there's no word on whether Tanya's accident will be included in her storyline.

Get well soon, girl!

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