Nick Cannon Opens Up About Illness, Has Lupus-Like Autoimmune Disease

//nick cannon inf post

Mar. 2 2012, Published 10:00 a.m. ET

Link to FacebookShare to XShare to Email

By Staff

Nick Cannon’s health scare is far from over.

The 31-year-old has opened up about his recent hospitalization, telling People that his kidney, blood clot and heart woes are a result of a "lupus-type" autoimmune disorder that he will have to live with for the rest of his life.

As previously reported, Mariah Carey’s husband was hospitalized at the beginning of the year, for what he described as, "major issues with my kidneys, along with some other stuff" as a result of overworking his body with bad sleep and eating habits. 

Article continues below advertisement

Post Baby Beauty! Mariah Carey Flaunts Her Slimmed Down Figure

But, despite his earlier reassurances that he’s back to full health it seems he still has a way to go. “They kind of say my autoimmune disease is—like a lupus type of thing, but no one else in my family has it," he told People.

"The blood clot thing was probably the scariest because ... I've known people who have passed away from that. I thought I was getting better, and then that happened, so that kind of came out of nowhere."

Nick Cannon

Mariah Carey’s First Christmas With The Twins!

He added that doctors have told him his condition is, "something I'm going to be living with all my life."

Adding, "I'm just trying to make sure I put my health first.”

As previously reported, Cannon recently quit his New York radio show Rollin with Nick Cannon to concentrate on his health issues.

"I guess I can't drive at 200 mph for the whole road trip, Time to put the car in cruise control," he tweeted.



Opt-out of personalized ads

© Copyright 2023 Radar Media Group LLC. RADAR and RADARONLINE are registered trademarks. All rights reserved. Registration on or use of this site constitutes acceptance of our Terms of Service, Privacy Policy and Cookies Policy. People may receive compensation for some links to products and services. Offers may be subject to change without notice.