Nick Cannon is happily married to Mariah Carey and the proud
new father of twins, but that’s not why he’s considering himself so lucky.
The 31-year-old radio host has reportedly been diagnosed
with a Lupus-like Auto-immune disease resulting in a shocking health scare with
recent kidney failure and blood clots in his lungs.
Nick tells People magazine that he feels blessed to be
alive, and if the condition wasn’t discovered, he doesn’t know what would
It’s reported that he’ll be putting his health before his
busy schedule, focusing on getting at least six hours of sleep a night.
And although Nick says his health is in order now, he says
his condition is something he’ll be living with for life.
Nick Cannon’s recent health problems have forced him to leave his NYC 92.3 NOW radio show after two years as host. The 31-year-old announced his departure from Rollin’ with Nick Cannon in a statement released Friday. The news comes just two days after Cannon revealed doctors recently discovered two blood clots in his lungs.
“Under doctor’s orders, I have been asked to put my health first and cut back on some of my professional commitments in order to allow my body to get the rest that it needs to keep up with the demands of my multi-tasking schedule,” Cannon said in a statement. “Even Superman has to sleep.”
He also tweeted about his health problems. “The Doctors found blood clots in my lungs and said if I don’t slow down and stop working so hard then it’s a wrap!” he wrote this morning.
Last month, Cannon was hospitalized for mild kidney failure. His wife Mariah Carey revealed his condition on Twitter and asked fans to pray.
Mariah Carey‘s husband Nick Cannon returned to hospital on Wednesday (25Jan12) to undergo further treatment for acute kidney failure.
The America’s Got Talent host was taken ill during a family vacation in Aspen, Colorado in December (11) and he underwent surgery in early January (12).
He bounced back with an appearance at the recent Bet Honours in Washington, D.C. but visited doctors again this week for a routine procedure.
In a series of Twitter.com posts on Wednesday, he writes, “Back at the hospital, but no worries its (sic) only for the day. I will be back at work tomorrow!
“Not an emergency. This was a scheduled procedure. I just dislike hospitals.”
Mariah Carey’s husband Nick Cannon has opened up about his recent hospitalization for kidney failure.
The actor/media personality was hospitalized during a family vacation in Aspen, Colorado and treated for problems with his kidneys.
Cannon, who was later transferred to a hospital in Los Angeles, reveals his ordeal began over Christmas 2011 when his wife and their twin babies fell sick and he tried to look after them.
During his Rollin’ With Nick Cannon radio show Cannon explains, “My kids caught a cold and I was looking after them and my wife wasn’t feeling well… She caught a little cold and I was trying to be Superman and I hadn’t slept for maybe four days ‘cos I was taking care of the kids and my son had like an ear infection…”
When Cannon started feeling sick himself he headed to a gym and took cold medicines, thinking he could “knock it out and keep going,” and when Carey told him to see a doctor, he refused.
He adds, “Two days before New Year’s (Eve) I started feeling this horrible pain in my back, I (started) thinking maybe when I was boxing I got hit… My wife, who was my angel throughout this entire thing… She was like, ‘You gotta go to a doctor’ and I’m like ‘No’.”
Carey eventually went against his wishes and called in a medic when she found him curled up on the floor in pain, and after rounds of tests, he was diagnosed with kidney failure.
Cannon reveals he underwent several procedures in hospital and felt much better, but after he was discharged, he was in so much pain he thought he was “going to die” so he made a second emergency trip: “I thought I was good. The scariest part was when they said ‘You can go home while we get these other tests back’… They sent me home… I got to my house and that’s when I thought I was going to die… The pain came back twice as much and other stuff wasn’t working and I had to go back to the hospital.”
However, the star insists he is now fully recovered, but he has promised to go back for regular check-ups, adding, “I’m good. I’ve got to go back to the doctor a couple more times, but I’m fine – I’m totally recovered.”
That’s Nick Cannon at the BET Honors taping in Washington
D.C., and it’s his first time out since being hospitalized for mild kidney
But he’s bounced back quickly, thanks to his wife Mariah
Carey, who Nick calls his angel.
Whenever we see Mariah, she’s always dolled up in the
fanciest outfits, but Nick says that when times are hard she’s the one up at 3
in the morning, making him soup when his kidneys are acting up.
But he reassured his fans over Twitter that despite his
health troubles, he’ll be alright, and even got a in-hospital haircut to prove
he’s back in business.
First order of business… standing next to the woman he calls
Mariah Carey‘s ailing husband underwent surgery in Los Angeles on Friday (06Jan12) after suffering acute kidney failure during a winter break in Aspen, Colorado.
Actor and TV personality Nick Cannon was transferred from the winter playground to a hospital in Los Angeles earlier this week (beg Jan12) so he could be closer to the home he shares with Carey and their twin babies.
Just hours after the singer told fans she was hoping her husband would be home by the start of next week (Jan 9), Cannon took to Twitter.com to reveal he had just come out of surgery.
He wrote, “Just left the operating table and I was awake during the whole procedure. Ouch.”
However, Cannon is feeling optimistic following the surgery, adding, “Recovering… about to be stronger than ever.”
After encouraging Twitter followers to guess her newborn twins’ names, which she said both began with “M,” Mariah Carey finally announced the babies’ names on her official Web site. Carey and husband Nick Cannon named their son Moroccan Scott and their daughter Monroe.
The names hold a lot of meaning for Carey and Cannon. Baby Monroe is named after actress Marilyn Monroe while Moroccan gets his name from the “Moroccan room” in the couple’s NYC apartment. The Moroccan room is where Cannon proposed to Carey. Moroccan’s middle name is also his father’s middle name and great-grandmother’s maiden name. Monroe does not have a middle name because Carey does not have one.
Carey, 42, gave birth to Moroccan and Monroe Saturday, April 30 – which happened to be her and Cannon’s third wedding anniversary.