Nick Cannon Hospitalized with Kidney Failure: Will he Survive?

on January 05 2012 3:10 PM
Nick Cannon
After being hospitalized, Nick Cannon has been placed on a strict renal diet. Twitter

Mariah Carey's husband and America's Got Talent host Nick Cannon has been hospitalized with mild kidney failure, Carey tweeted on Wednesday.

The 31-year-old TV star was taken to hospital in Aspen, Colo., during a family vacation, People Magazine reported.  The situation is not easy, Cannon is in a lot of pain, Carey tweeted.

Cannon also managed to send out a tweet during his hospital transfer: Currently being transferred to a hospital in L.A. Thank you all for all your love, prayers and concern. You know me... I will be a'ight. 

While the cause of his kidney failure has not yet been revealed, if not treated it could potentially be a life threatening illness. Symptoms usually include swelling, nausea and diarrhea and can be caused by dehydration or trauma that effects blood flow.

Reporting on Cannon's hospitalization, Dr. Alvarez for Fox News said there is no such thing as mild kidney failure. That's like being a little pregnant, he wrote.

According to Alvarez, renal failure is either acute or chronic as the body becomes unable to remove waste. If it is not treated it could lead to the patient developing seizures that could lead to a coma or death, Alvarez writes. The treatment could involve dialysis to filter out the excess waste built up in the body

Cannon and Carey married in April 2008 and had twins, Monroe and Moroccan Scott, in 2011. Carey tweeted a picture of herself cuddled up to Cannon on his hospital bed.

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