Nick Cannon moved from Aspen to an L.A. hospital for treatment
Nick Cannon, who is suffering from what wife Mariah Carey called "minor kidney failure," has been moved to a hospital bed closer to home -- so much for being "straaaaaanded in Aspen," right?
"Currently being transfered to a hospital in LA. Thank you all for all your love, prayers and concern. You know me... I will be a'ight," Cannon said late Wednesday on Twitter.
The stranded reference has come from Carey on her blog as she put a "dramatic diva" spin on what she acknowledged was a "serious situation." The couple and their 6-month-old twins, Moroccan and Monroe, had been celebrating the holidays in fine style in the Colorado enclave.
In the medical community, there really is no term called "mild kidney failure," Dr. Bryan Becker, the immediate past president of the National Kidney Foundation, told the Booster Shots blog Wednesday via a rep. However, Becker speculated that Cannon might have been hospitalized for some decrease in kidney function.
The kidneys flush extra fluids, waste material and salts from the blood, so if they slack off for whatever reason -- Becker mentioned illness, dehydration, taking an over-the-counter non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medication -- those things may build up in the body. Ouch.
Cannon's "America's Got Talent" cohorts expressed sympathy, with Howie Mandel tweeting "Get well buddy" and Sharon Osbourne saying on "The Talk" (see it below), "He is such a naughty, gorgeous boy, he's going to be fine ... He's young, he's strong and he's going to be fine."
Carey told People that Cannon was stable but "in a lot of pain."
But the Nick is still Nick: "As always," Carey said, "he's in good spirits considering the situation."
— Christie D'Zurilla
Photo: Nick Cannon in October. Credit: Matt Sayles / Associated Press