Nick Cannon diagnosed with lupus-like illness

    Funnyman Nick Cannon is counting his blessing these days. After battling several health problems recently, doctors have finally diagnosed Nick with an autoimmune disease.


“I feel blessed to be alive,” he said. “If it wasn’t discovered, I don’t know [what would have happened],” he told People.


Nick stated that the doctors have identified the source of his recent medical issues, which included kidney failure in January and most recently blood clots in his lung. Reportedly, an autoimmune disease, is to blame.


“It’s a lot of stuff, but it’s all in order now,” he said. “They kind of say [my] autoimmune [disease] is – like a lupus type of thing, but no one else in my family has it.”

    Autoimmune disease is when your immune system attacks healthy cells in your body by mistake. To date, there are over 80 types of autoimmune diseases. Many have similar symptoms and are harder to detect which makes getting a proper diagnose difficult. Autoimmune diseases usually does not got away but can be treated with proper medical attention. 

    The 31-year-old “America’s Got Talent” host said that his most recent health scare of developing blood clots in his lungs were the most surprising.

    “I thought I was getting better,” Nick told the mag. “And then that happened, so that kind of came out of nowhere.”

Cannon recently stepped down from his New York radio show to concentrate on his health and spend time with his family, singer Mariah Carey and their twins Monroe (girl) and Moroccan Scott (boy).

    —Kia Jefferson


Do you think Nick should go back to his radio show now that he has been properly diagnosed or should he lay low for a while?  Send Nick a get-well message here.


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