Nick Cannon Speaks About Health

The actor reveals the pain caused by his kidney ailment.
2:18 | 01/19/12

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Nick Cannon is speaking out for the first time about the health scare that landed him in an LA hospital. Revealing how much pain was caused by his kidney ailment and how much -- wife Mariah Carey helped him get through here is here with the details in there. Hi George yes nick talked all about his health problem and how it started at the moment he thought he was going to -- and how this whole ordeal has made -- wanted to refocus. Profoundly. Welcome back. Not big. Nick Cannon may be laughing but his recent health scare is no joke over the holidays the 31 year old comedian was rushed to the hospital during a family trip to Aspen Colorado. His wife Mariah Carey posting these photos calling -- illness mild kidney failure. Now he's speaking out for the first time about his ordeal on his radio show -- -- Nick Cannon. They originally dot like I had acute mountain sickness and they like -- just east -- synagogue the kidney infection we wanna say kidney failure doctors eventually sent him home with no diagnosis. That's when I thought I was going to because when they take you off -- and medicine and I'm trying to be normal again. Not only did my kidneys like the -- came back but other stuff wasn't working. While it's still unclear exactly what's wrong with cannon. Experts say this type of kidney disease can often sneak up on overworked parents -- hectic schedules when you mix being overstressed. Fatigue. Dehydrated. You do run some risks of bringing out some problems such as kidney injury that otherwise might not be present. Recently the couple gave our Barbara Walters an exclusive first look into their new lives. My family gives me everything unconditional love means. Would the world to me I mean its completion. It's just love it's a beautiful place to -- Tenants says he's doing better and he couldn't have gotten through without his loving wife he hosted guests on his website. I'm home being patient in about the grind out -- -- -- stop this not a roses keep my family's first love my wife and taking care need to and this. -- as he thought he was in good shape but he wasn't exactly eating or sleeping properly so now he's going to focus on taking better care of themselves. Hello wake up call from mr. cannon.

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