Nick Cannon says he “feels blessed to be alive” after experiencing kidney failure and a blood-clot scare over the past few months, but the condition that landed him in the hospital and caused him to quit his radio show is chronic, he told People. Doctors told him he has an autoimmune disease similar to lupus that caused his kidney infection, and the blood clots found in his lungs were a result of the infection.
“The blood clot thing was probably the scariest because … I’ve known people who have passed away from that,” he told the magazine on Wednesday, when he was deejaying at New York’s Teqa Restaurant and Tequila Bar.
Clearly, Cannon is slowing down for his health, but not stopping altogether. He took the above photo high atop the Golden Gate Bridge last week. “Since I defied death once I figured I might as well do it again!” he tweeted of the adventure. “I’m not in the hospital I’m on the top of the world! Excuse me while I kiss the sky.”
“It’s a lot of stuff, but it’s all in order now,” Cannon told People of his health. We hope so, Nick. Mariah and Dem Babies need you happy and strong!
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