Nick Cannon Discusses Mild Kidney Failure, Thanks His “Nurturing” Wife Mariah Carey

Becky Bain | January 17, 2012 3:18 pm

We were worried when Mariah Carey tweeted a pic of her husband Nick Cannon looking not-so-great while lying in a hospital bed after suffering “mild kidney failure”. Thankfully, two weeks after his initial hospitalization, Cannon is well enough to be back on the red carpet and on the radio. This morning, the father of DemBabies discussed his health scare with Howard Stern — who, not so coincidentally, will be joining Cannon on the upcoming season of America’s Got Talent — and revealed that he feels even closer to his wife after battling such a serious situation together.

At first, doctors believed Cannon had acute mountain sickness (as the couple was vacationing in Aspen), but after doing some tests, they believed it was kidney-related. “They thought it was kidney stones, then a kidney infection,” he explained to Stern. “They found out my kidneys were not functioning well. So we said ‘mild kidney failure.'”

Cannon was eventually transferred to a hospital in Los Angeles, and still has a few procedures to undergo, but he’s feeling much better: “I’m good. I’m feeling 100 percent.”

Though Stern (naturally) asked Cannon about his past dalliances with famous ladies like Kim Kardashian and Lindsay Lohan, the America’s Got Talent host assured him that his wife is the only woman he’s interested in.

“I’m happier than happy,” said Cannon about his marriage to Carey. “Especially though this entire process, we’ve become so much closer… I even got a chance to see a different side of my wife where she became so nurturing. I’m in debt to her forever.”

[Via MTV]