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Nick Cannon in L.A. hospital for kidney failure, Mariah Carey says

January 5, 2012 |  8:36 am

Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon in the hospital in Aspen on Wednesday

Actor Nick Cannon, husband of singer Mariah Carey, has been transferred to a Los Angeles hospital to continue treatment for kidney failure that first cropped up in Aspen, Colo.

Cannon, 31, was hospitalized in Aspen, where he and Carey were spending the holidays with their twin babies. Carey posted on her website that Cannon was suffering "mild kidney failure."

"We're trying to be as festive as possible under the circumstances but please keep Nick in your thoughts because this is very painful," Carey wrote. "They tried to kick me out of the hospital but here I am pon de bed with Mr. C."

She included a picture of her by her husband's side.

On Wednesday night, Cannon tweeted: "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 is the host of "America's Got Talent." Howie Mandel, who is a judge on the show, sent Cannon well-wishes via Twitter, posting, "Get well soon buddy."

Fellow judge Sharon Osbourne spoke about Cannon on an episode of "The Talk" on Wednesday. "He is such a naughty, gorgeous boy. He's going to be fine. He's young and strong."

Cannon and Carey were married in April 2008. Their twins, Monroe and Moroccan Scott, were born in April 2011.


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Photo: Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon in the hospital in Aspen on Wednesday. Credit: Twitter / KTLA