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Nick Cannon vows to be 'stronger than ever' after kidney ailment

January 9, 2012 |  7:57 am

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Two days after having surgery for a kidney ailment at a Los Angeles hospital, Nick Cannon is continuing to recover, his wife Mariah Carey said.

"Nick is getting better+we love+appreciate all the ongoing kind words!" Carey wrote on Twitter.

Cannon tweeted: "Recovering... about to be stronger than ever!"

Carey did not disclose the kind of surgery Cannon had. The cause of Cannon's ailment has not been disclosed either, but doctors list dehydration, diabetes, infection, trauma and kidney stones as possible reasons for acute kidney failure.

Dr. Madeleine Pahl, chief of nephrology at UC Irvine Medical Center and a specialist in kidney disorders, said some kidney problems involve the organs' inability to properly filter toxins in the body. Acute kidney failure, known as a "silent" disease, may go unnoticed in most patients until it lands them in the hospital, Pahl said.

Cannon was vacationing in Aspen, Colo., when he was hospitalized for kidney failure last week. He was transported to an undisclosed Los Angeles hospital Wednesday, where he underwent an operation that required no sedation.

His singer wife posted a picture from inside the hospital room. Carey is shown kissing a smiling Cannon, who is surrounded by flowers and balloons.

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Photo: Nick Cannon and Mariah Carey at an L.A. hospital. Credit: Twitter

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