The comedian who’s married to songstress Mariah Carey opened up on “Good Morning America” about his diagnosis: a rare form of Lupus that’s attacking his kidneys.
“They thought it was just kidney disease and then they were trying to figure out why my immune system was attacking my kidneys and that was sort of the root of it all. I scared a lot of people. I scared myself,” he said.
Cannon said, “I have been ordered to sleep at least six hours a night. They say rest is probably the best medicine,” and that he’s dealing with it, noting “Of course I’m not used to the medicines, but I feel like I’m starting to figure out a lot of holistic ways, meditation and stuff to get through it.”
In February, Cannon canceled his radio show to rest more, which won’t be too easy considering he has young twins Moroccan and Monroe.
“Under doctor’s orders, I have been asked to cut back on some of my professional commitments to allow my body to get the rest it needs to keep up with the demands of my multitasking schedule,” Cannon said in a statement. “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!”
“Even Super Man had to sleep!” he later Tweeted.
In January, Cannon was hospitalized for mild kidney failure while vacationing in Aspen. “We’re trying to be as festive as possible under the circumstances but please keep Nick in your thoughts because this is very painful. They tried to kick me out of the hospital but here I am pon de bed with Mr. C,” she wrote and then tweeted, “Please pray for Nick as he’s fighting to recover from a mild kidney failure. #mybraveman.”