Nick Cannon has been hospitalized with pneumonia, but he’s let fans know that he’s ok and it’s nothing that he “can’t handle.”
On Friday (December 2), the entertainment mogul — who has been battling lupus for over a decade — took to Instagram to share a couple of pictures from his hospital bed while telling his followers that he “will be back on the journey to becoming stronger” very soon.
“Okay, so I guess I’m not Superman,” Cannon wrote. “I promised myself I would never be back at this place again… But this is a great lesson to take care of YOU or YOU won’t be able to take care of everyone else.”
The Wild ‘N Out creator and actor continued: “Don’t trip though, I don’t need any well wishes or prayers , just some solid rest and I will be back on the journey to becoming stronger than ever… it’s just pneumonia, nothing I can’t handle.
“Crazy thing is, last night we was just rocking a sold out crowd at Madison square garden in front of thousands of fans, now I’m all alone in a tiny hospital room. Life is definitely a rollercoaster!”
He ended his Instagram post with a hashtag that read: “#LupusWarrior”
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Back in January 2012, Nick Cannon was suddenly rushed to the hospital for kidney failure. Although he 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.
Then in an interview with People, Cannon opened up about his medical emergencies and their cause. He explained that doctors discovered 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,” Cannon 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.”
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.”
Since the diagnosis, Cannon has been in and out of hospital. In December 2016, he was hospitalized for treatment due to complications from lupus and had to spend Christmas there. He got out before the start of the New Year and got straight back to work, sharing a short clip of himself in the studio declaring Bible verses and reciting Cam’ron lines from Paid in Full.