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Last month it was revealed that Nick Cannon had to be hospitalized with "mild kidney failure" while on a family vacation with his wife Mariah Carey in Aspen, Colorado. The entertainer was transferred to an L.A. hospital for further treatment.
"They thought it was kidney stones … then a kidney infection," Cannon said on his New York-based 92.3 NOW radio show earlier this month. "They found out my kidneys weren't functioning well. We didn't want to say 'kidney failure' so people would think I gotta get new kidneys and Gary Coleman and all that stuff, so we said 'mild kidney failure.'"
The entertainer seemed to be on the road to recovery when he suffered another health scare last weekend. According to People, Cannon was hospitalized again for two blood clots found in his lungs. Doctors also discovered that a ventricle in his heart was enlarged.
Cannon and wife Mariah Carey with their twins
The 31-year old said his work schedule has been so hectic the last few years that it's affecting his health. So he will be dialing back on his workload. The first to go was his job at 92.3 NOW. He informed listeners this morning that he would be leaving the show.
"The news is out...this job is killing me," he told listeners. "What I need to recuperate is for my body to get stronger. These are the hours I need to be sleeping. And it's just a little bit difficult. I've been going hard."
Cannon also issued an official statement via 92.3's official website.
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.
It has been an absolute pleasure working with CBS Radio and the 92.3 NOW morning show team and I would like to thank them for their unwavering support. I will continue to host my syndicated “Cannon’s Countdown” weekend show and look forward to contributing to 92.3 NOW whenever possible. Even Superman has to sleep.