Mariah Carey: Nick has kidney failure

2012-01-05 07:22

New York - Nick Cannon is spending the first week of the new year in the hospital, with wife Mariah Carey by his side.

Carey tweeted that Cannon is suffering from "mild kidney failure". His representative confirmed Cannon's hospitalisation. He is in Aspen, Colorado, where he and Carey were vacationing.

Carey posted a picture on her website of a miserable-looking Cannon in a hospital bed as she lay beside him. She asked for prayers and said Cannon's situation was "very painful". She later called it a "serious moment that's very tough on all of us".

The pair became the parents of twins - a boy and a girl - last year.

Cannon is 31. His representative had no further information on Wednesday about his condition but said he is still hospitalised.


  • Marc - 2012-01-05 09:07

    One does not get "mild kidney failure". Either you have mild (early stage 1-3 CKD) or it becomes more dire and you gradually progress to end-stage kidney failure where dialysis is needed and an organ transplant becomes a viable option.

      Rodney - 2012-01-05 14:35

      well that is only half true if it is a kidney infection you can refer to it as mild , depending on the condition of the patient

      Marc - 2012-01-08 08:00

      Quite true Rodney, except this was not reported as a kidney "infection", which could be any number of a number of easily treatable things. And of course, would not require hospitalisation. The word used here is "failure". Failure is nephrotic shutdown. Infection is either renal cellular or interstitial infection and associated inflammation. Not the same. Not remotely.

  • Nhlanhla - 2012-01-05 09:11

    oh poor guy, wishing him a speedy recovery

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