Nick Cannon Home From Hospital After Kidney Failure

Jan 10, 2012 12:40pm
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Nick Cannon is back home and ready to get back to work, one week after he was hospitalized for kidney failure while on a family vacation in Aspen, Colo.

The “America’s Got Talent” host and husband of Mariah Carey was released over the weekend from the Los Angeles area hospital where he had been treated since last Thursday after being transferred there from Aspen.

The couple, married since 2008, had been vacationing in the ski resort town over the holidays with their infant twins, Moroccan and Monroe.

“He is resting and recovering at home and would like to thank everyone who has expressed concern, well wishes and prayers,” the actor’s rep, Tracy Nguyen, said in a statement released Monday evening.

Carey made headlines last Wednesday when she tweeted that Cannon had been hospitalized: “Please pray for Nick as he’s fighting to recover from a mild kidney failure,” along with a photo of herself lying in a hospital bed with Cannon.

Carey and Cannon have both relied on Twitter to keep fans updated on Cannon’s condition, but have yet to disclose his exact ailment.  It is known that Cannon underwent a procedure on Friday that did not require the actor to be sedated.

After the surgery, Cannon tweeted: “Just left the operating table and I was awake during the whole procedure. # OUCH.”

Now that he’s been released, Cannon, according to his rep, plans to return to hosting his live morning radio show, “Rollin’ with Nick Cannon,” on Jan. 17.

Cannon, who serves as chairman of the TeenNick network in addition to his radio and TV hosting and music producing gigs, tweeted a photo of a barber working on him in his hospital bed last week, along with the message “getting back to business.”

Carey’s last update on her husband’s status came earlier Monday, when she tweeted that “Nick is getting better + we love+appreciated all the ongoing kind words!”

 

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