Cannon Hospitalized Again For Blood Clots

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February 16, 2012 | 2:21pm EST

Mariah Carey’s husband Nick Cannon was hospitalized for the fourth time in three months last week after suffering pain in his chest and right arm.
The America’s Got Talent presenter was recently diagnosed with acute kidney failure after falling ill while on a post-Christmas family vacation in Aspen, Colorado. He subsequently underwent surgery in Los Angeles and returned for further treatment in January.

But Cannon had to seek doctors’ help once again last Friday following another health crisis as a result of his busy work schedule between New York and Los Angeles.

This time, he was diagnosed with blood clots in his lungs and an enlarged ventricle in his heart.

He resumed his work commitments on Wednesday and has now opened up about his health struggles during a candid chat on his Big Apple radio show on Thursday.

Admitting it was “quite serious”, he explained, “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 (from sitting for an extended period of time). That, on top of my previous condition (kidney failure) made me more prone to (getting blood clots). I couldn’t sleep because I was in so much pain. I was having a lot of pain in my back.”

Doctors have warned Cannon to cut back on his work schedule – and the father of twins is finally realising that he needs to take better care of himself.

He said, “My doctor was saying that my work is going to kill me – and he’s not joking. 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.

“I always took a lot of pride in working so hard and never taking a day off. But I’m learning that it isn’t the wisest thing all the time, especially being a new father. Not only wanting to spend more time with my children, but wanting to be there for my children.”