Wednesday, January 4, 2012


Wow...thought I'd peruse People Magazine ( and look at what I stumble up  O_O

Nick Cannon Hospitalized for Kidney Failure

Wednesday January 04, 2012 10:05 AM EST
Nick Cannon Hospitalized for Kidney Failure | Mariah Carey, Nick Cannon
Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon
Courtesy Mariah Carey

Nick Cannon has been hospitalized in Aspen, Colo., with what his wife Mariah Carey is calling "mild kidney failure." 

"Please pray for Nick as he's fighting to recover from a mild kidney failure. #mybraveman," the singer wrote on Twitter Wednesday, alongside a photo of her helping Cannon take a drink in his hospital bed. 

Carey later elaborated in a post on her website: "Last year it was me attached to the machines (after having dembabies) and Nick was there with me through it, and now here we are." 

She added: "We're trying to be as festive as possible under the circumstances but please keep Nick in your thoughts because this is very painful. ... I'm not trying to make light out of the situation because it's a serious moment that's very tough on all of us so please keep us and our family in your prayers." 

Carey, 41, and Cannon, 31, were previously spotted out and about in Aspen on New Year's Eve. The couple have twins, Moroccan and Monroe, who wereborn on April 30. 
For those who are unfamiliar with kidney (renal) failure:
Renal failure or kidney failure (formerly called renal insufficiency) describes a medical condition in which the kidneys fail to adequately filter toxins and waste products from the blood. The two forms are acute (acute kidney injury) and chronic (chronic kidney disease); a number of other diseases or health problems may cause either form of renal failure to occur. Click here for Symptoms
How to prevent kidney failure:
How can I prevent kidney failure?
The best way to prevent kidney failure is to prevent CKD (Chronic Kidney Disease).  If you have CKD, work with your doctor to slow it down.  You may not be able to fix the damage that is already done, but you might be able to keep the damage from getting worse.
If you have diabetes and high blood pressure, it is very important for you to manage these.  Work with your doctor to learn how.
Other ways to help protect your kidneys are to:
  • Eat a diet low in fat and salt
  • Exercise most days of the week
  • Have regular check-ups with your doctor
  • Avoid tobacco
  • Limit alcohol
****Thoughts are with Cannon/Carey family.   Wishing Nick a speedy recovery!!****