Nick Cannon: Health concerns take him off morning radio show
"Under doctors' orders, I have been asked to put my health first and cut back on some of my professional commitments in order to allow my body to get the rest that it needs to keep up with the demands of my multi-tasking schedule," Cannon said in a statement Friday, the day he hosted his final 92.3 NOW morning show.
On Twitter, he called it "a bitter sweet morning," noting that doctors had "found blood clots in my lungs and said if I don't slow down and stop working so hard then it's a wrap!"
Cannon has had more than work to keep him busy in recent months: He and wife Mariah Carey welcomed twins last April. He was hospitalized in high-altitude Aspen, Colo., over the holidays, then moved to Los Angeles for further treatment, reportedly for kidney issues.
He had given a few details about his current situation Wednesday on the show: "It's my first day back since Friday, and not many people have known this but, uh ... I’ve been in the hospital since Friday. I was having a lot of pain in my back. ... I learned that I had blood clots in my lung ... an enlarged ventricle in the right side of my heart."
The "America's Got Talent" host -- he's slated to return to that job this summer -- said Friday that he'll continue to host his syndicated "Cannon's Countdown" weekend program.
"I guess I can't drive at 200 mph for the whole road trip, Time to put the car in cruise control," he said on Twitter, adding, "Even Super Man had to sleep!"
Photo: Nick Cannon in Hollywood in October. Credit: Frederick M. Brown / Getty Images