January 04, 2012 01:11 PM by Amelia Cooper
Nick Cannon, the host of NBC’s America’s Got Talent, is having a rough start to 2012. Mariah Carey, his wife since 2008, tweeted Wednesday morning for prayers for his recovery from kidney failure. Nick Cannon is recuperating in a hospital in Aspen, CO.
Nick Cannon and Mariah Carey were in Aspen celebrating the holidays with their twins Monroe and Moroccan when Nick Cannon became ill. ”We’re trying to be as festive as possible under the circumstances but please keep Nick in your thoughts because this is very painful,” Mariah Carey wrote on her website. She also indicated that they will be staying in Aspen for the time being while Nick Cannon recuperates.
Kidney failure is the sudden loss of the ability of the kidneys to remove waste and concentrate urine without losing electrolytes. Symptoms include fatigue, nausea or vomiting, and decreased appetite.
Mariah Carey revealed that Nick Cannon was suffering from kidney failure when she turned to Twitter to share a photo of her laying next to Nick Cannon on his hospital bed along with the message, “Please pray for Nick as he’s fighting to recover from a mild kidney failure.” In the photo, she is looking on affectionately while helping him get a drink of water; Nick Cannon looks to be resting somewhat comfortably with a blue and white knit hat on.
Nick Cannon and Mariah Carey spent some time in the hospital last year when she suffered from pre-term contractions while pregnant with their twins in March and then again when their twins, Monroe and Moroccan, were born in April.
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