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Nick Cannon back home after kidney surgery

January 10, 2012 |  7:57 am

Nick Cannon and Mariah Carey at an LA hospital
Actor Nick Cannon has been released from the hospital and is back home recovering with his wife, singer Mariah Carey.

Cannon, 31, was hospitalized last week with kidney failure. 

According to a spokesperson, Cannon was released over the weekend and is resting at home.  He plans to return to his live radio show next week.

Carey has been keeping fans updated on Twitter.  On Monday she posted that "Nick is getting better + we love+appreciated all the ongoing kind words!"

Cannon landed in the hospital during a family vacation in Aspen, Colo. He was transfered to an undisclosed Los Angeles hospital. He underwent a procedure Friday that did not require sedation. 

After the surgery, Cannon tweeted: "Just left the operating table and I was awake during the whole procedure. # OUCH."

The exact nature of Cannon's ailment has not been disclosed, but doctors list dehydration, diabetes, infection, trauma and kidney stones as possible causes for acute kidney failure.

Carey and Cannon were married in April 2008.  On their third wedding anniversary, the couple welcomed twins, Monroe and Moroccan Scott.

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Photo: Nick Cannon and Mariah Carey at a Los Angeles hospital. Credit: Twitter.

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