Nick Cannon has finally revealed that the reason behind his recent health scares is an autoimmune disease. Cannon said the condition, which he called “a lupus type of thing,” was discovered after his January hospitalization for mild kidney failure and his treatment last month for two blood clots in his lungs.
“The blood clot thing was probably the scariest because … I’ve known people who have passed away from that,” he says. “I’m just trying to make sure I put my health first.”
“I always considered myself as someone who was in great shape, but I was doing too much [to my body] so my immune system got confused and just started attacking my kidneys,” Cannon told MTV News in mid-January, pledging to focus on a healthier lifestyle. “You look at my Twitter picture and I look like I’m in shape, but I was putting the wrong stuff into my body, speeding all the time, not sleeping and eating properly. It’s all about taking time and really caring about yourself and how you fuel yourself.”
Here’s hoping the brother gets well. Feel better, Nick!