This past January, Nick Cannon was suddenly rushed to the hospital for kidney failure. Although Cannon appeared to recover from the incident, a month later the radio host and Hip Hop media personality was forced to drop out of his radio show after suffering blood clots in his lungs.

Now, in a recent interview with People Magazine, Cannon opens up about his recent medical emergencies and their cause. He explained that doctors discovered that he suffers from an autoimmune disease akin to lupus which directly caused the failure of his kidneys.

“The blood clot thing was probably the scariest because…I’ve known people who have passed away from that,” he explained. “I thought I was getting better, and then [the blood clots] happened, so that kind of came out of nowhere. I’m just trying to make sure I put my health first.”

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He also added, “[The kidney failure was caused by an] autoimmune disease that [doctors] found in my system. They kind of say [my] autoimmune [disease] is – like a lupus type of thing, but no one else in my family has it…it’s a lot of stuff, but it’s all in order now.”

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