Nick Cannon Discloses Lupus-Like Autoimmune Disease

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Nick Cannon is opening up about the health woes that prompted him to step down as host of “Rollin with Nick Cannon” on 92.3 NOW earlier this month.

Cannon told People Magazine he is suffering from an autoimmune disease. Cannon also told the magazine that the blood clots found in his lungs were the result of a kidney condition that is “something I’m going to be living with all my life.”

Cannon was rushed to a hospital in Aspen, Colorado in January due to kidney trouble.

“I feel blessed to be alive,” Cannon told the magazine.

“My doctor was saying that my work is going to kill me,” Cannon said when he stepped down from his radio show.

In addition to some professional commitments, Cannon is concentrating now on raising his newly-arrived twins with wife Mariah Carey.

Cannon said no-one else in his family has the condition he has been diagnosed with.

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  • Lupus Research Institute

    The Lupus Research Institute (LRI) extends best wishes for recovery from kidney failure to Nick Cannon, multi-talented performer and husband to singer Mariah Carey. We are thankful that his lupus has been diagnosed properly, and on behalf of all patients with lupus appreciate his openness in discussing his battle with lupus nephritis.

    Difficult to diagnose and to treat, lupus is a chronic, often disabling autoimmune disease in which the immune system turns on itself and attacks virtually any organ or tissue in the body. More than 1.5 million Americans and millions worldwide, have lupus. African Americans are three times at risk for lupus than Caucasians.

    For more information about lupus, please feel free to visit

  • who gives a rats a$$

    he is either mr mariah carey or drew careys wife. either way he’s a bottom

  • Moshe

    Who is this guy again?

  • DaEmph

    Thanks for posting this info!

  • Cheryl Wisecup

    There could be environmental factors causing his illness. I hope he hires an expert to conduct a thorough evaluation of his home and office. According to a senior EPA official, indoor air pollutants cause 50% of illnesses globally. For more information about the health effects of indoor contaminants, check out the Global Indoor Health Network at, and be sure to read GIHN’s new position paper just announced this week.

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