Nick Cannon appeared on Good Morning America (GMA) in order to further discuss his recent health issues. After being hospitalized twice, once for mild kidney failure and another for blood clots in his lungs, the doctors finally figured out what was going on with him. Nick Cannon was diagnosed with lupus nephritis, a rare form of lupus where his immune system attacks healthy cells, tissue and organs. This autoimmune disease affects about three out of every 10,000 people, and if it is left untreated, could lead to kidney failutre.
Nick Cannon told GMA, “I scared a lot of people. I scared myself.” The father of 10-month-old twins added, “A lot of people have passed away from that and the doctor said luckily I was in such great shape and taking care of myself because al lot of people have been taken down by it.”
In order to maintain his health, Nick Cannon has been directed by his doctors to drastically alter his lifestyle- both personal and professional. He has stepped down for him radio show and has heeded to doctors orders, “I have been ordered to sleep at least six hours a night. They say rest is probably the best medicine. I’m dealing with it. Of course I’m not always used to the medicines, but I feel like I’m starting to figure out a lot of holistic ways, meditation and stuff to get through it.”
Nick Cannon says his wife’s nurturing nature has made these drastic changes easier, he said, “She made me an egg-white sandwich before I left the house this morning. Those are the things I have to be eating now, no more bacon. She takes care of me, makes sure I’m eating what I’m supposed to be.” Nick Cannon also says his children are his motivation to live a healthier lifestyle. “In the hospital, that’s the first thing that comes to your mind. I have to be around for my children and I have to be healthy for my children, so they’re the motivation for the whole thing,” Nick Cannon said on GMA.