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Nick Cannon Reveals Battle With Lupus Nephritis

March 5, 2012

(NEW YORK) — Nick Cannon revealed for the first time the severity of the health scare that forced him to step down from his daily radio show and the lifestyle changes he's been forced to make since being hospitalized twice this year for kidney-related problems.

“I scared a lot of people.  I scared myself,” Cannon said Monday on ABC’s Good Morning America in his first morning television interview since being hospitalized in Aspen, Colo., in January.

Cannon, 31, was hospitalized while on vacation with his wife, Mariah Carey, and their 10-month-old twins. He was transferred from Aspen to a Los Angeles-area hospital where he was diagnosed with kidney failure.

“The technical term is lupus nephritis,” he said.  “It's a rare form of lupus that's just attacking my 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.”

Just weeks later the America's Got Talent host found himself back in the hospital again when doctors discovered he had blood clots in his lungs and an enlarged heart.

“My kidneys were in tip-top shape but I started to feel pain again,” Cannon said.  “And because of my schedule and everything I had a few blood clots in my lungs which then affected my heart as well.  A lot of people have passed away from that and the doctor said luckily I was in such great shape and taking care of myself because a lot of people have been taken down by it.”

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Nick Cannon Reveals Battle With Lupus Nephritis

March 5, 2012

(NEW YORK) — Nick Cannon revealed for the first time the severity of the health scare that forced him to step down from his daily radio show and the lifestyle changes he's been forced to make since being hospitalized twice this year for kidney-related problems.

“I scared a lot of people.  I scared myself,” Cannon said Monday on ABC’s Good Morning America in his first morning television interview since being hospitalized in Aspen, Colo., in January.

Cannon, 31, was hospitalized while on vacation with his wife, Mariah Carey, and their 10-month-old twins. He was transferred from Aspen to a Los Angeles-area hospital where he was diagnosed with kidney failure.

“The technical term is lupus nephritis,” he said.  “It's a rare form of lupus that's just attacking my 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.”

Just weeks later the America's Got Talent host found himself back in the hospital again when doctors discovered he had blood clots in his lungs and an enlarged heart.

“My kidneys were in tip-top shape but I started to feel pain again,” Cannon said.  “And because of my schedule and everything I had a few blood clots in my lungs which then affected my heart as well.  A lot of people have passed away from that and the doctor said luckily I was in such great shape and taking care of myself because a lot of people have been taken down by it.”

...

Read the full article here

Source News 92fm.com



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