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Nick Cannon plans to return to work next week

January 11, 2012 | 11:19 am

Nick Cannon and Mariah Carey at an LA hospital

Actor Nick Cannon is resting at his home in the Los Angeles area after having kidney surgery at a local hospital and plans to be back at work next week.

"He plans to return to his live morning radio show broadcast" on Jan. 17, Cannon's spokesman said on the entertainer's website.

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

According to a spokesperson, Cannon was released from the hospital over the weekend.

Cannon's wife, Mariah 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 transferred to an undisclosed Los Angeles hospital. He underwent a procedure Friday that did not require sedation. 

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