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Nick Cannon Steps Down From 92.3NOW Morning Show After Latest Health Scare

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) - For the past two years, Nick Cannon hosted the morning show at CBS Radio station 92.3 NOW in New York City (92.3 FM).  After much consideration and several health scares, Nick has decided to step down from “Rollin with Nick Cannon’” and today hosted his last show on the station.

During his holiday vacation, Nick was rushed to the hospital in Aspen, Colorado with what was described as mild kidney issues. He came back strong  but says he is now having  more issues with his health. He announced today on his morning radio show that he was briefly hospitalized last week with two blood clots in his lung and an enlarged right ventricle.

“My doctor was saying that my work is going to kill me—and he’s not joking,” Cannon told his 92.3 NOW-FM audience. “I think part of the reason why my health did kind of deteriorate was because I wasn’t resting a lot and I was doing too much. I was overworking myself, working out too much.”

Plus, the bi-coastal Cannon (he and wife live in Los Angeles and New York with their newly arrived twins) was informed that people who travel by airplane as much as he does can be prone to blood clots.

“It was quite serious,” Cannon said. “I was trying to downplay it a lot, even in my own mind. I travel a lot. Anyone who flies a lot can be a victim to getting blood clots because it can start in your legs or your lower back. That, on top of my previous condition made me more prone to it.”

Cannon said in a statement, “Under doctor’s orders, I have been asked to put my health first and cut back on some of my professional commitments in order to allow my body to get the rest that it needs to keep up with the demands of my multi-tasking schedule.  It has been an absolute pleasure working with CBS Radio and the 92.3 NOW morning show team and I would like to thank them for their unwavering support. I will continue to host my syndicated “Cannon’s Countdown” weekend show and look forward to contributing to 92.3 NOW whenever possible. Even Superman has to sleep.”

In a statement released on February 17, the station said, “We respect and understand Nick’s decision to step down from his day to day position as host of morning drive on 92.3 NOW, and fully support him as he takes on a less demanding role with the station in order to address his health.  Everyone at the station and all of the CBS RADIO family wish him well, and look forward to his continuing contributions to 92.3 NOW.

Cannon will continue to host his weekly chart program “Cannon’s Countdown” syndicated by CBS Radio that started on April 23, 2011. For the time being, DJ Lil Cee will be holding down the morning spot with Sarah Lee.  Stay tuned for more updates.

Photo gallery: A look back at Nick’s first day on 92.3NOW»

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