Nick Cannon Released From Hospital, Planning His Return To Work

Nick Cannon( — Nick Cannon is out of the hospital after battling what wife Mariah Carey called “mild kidney failure.”

After undergoing successful treatment, the America’s Got Talent host was released from Los Angeles’ Cedars-Sinai Medical Center over the weekend and is already plotting his return to the airwaves.

The entertainer was hospitalized in Aspen, Colo., last week after he fell ill while the couple was on vacation there. He was transferred to a Los Angeles hospital a few days later.

In a statement Monday, Cannon’s publicist Tracy Nguyen said he “was released over the weekend to be with his family. He is resting and recovering at home and would like to thank everyone who has expressed concern, well wishes and prayers. He plans to return to his live morning radio show broadcast Rollin’ with Nick Cannon on 92.3 NOW FM on January 17th, 6-10am EST.”

Cannon was first hospitalized with “mild kidney failure” early last week while he and Carey were vacationing in Aspen. He was transferred to Cedars, where he received a haircut and underwent surgery.

“Recovering… about to be stronger than ever! #Ncredible!” Nick Cannon tweeted Friday.

Carey wrote yesterday, apparently from home: “Up w/NC watching @BishopJakes -a true inspiration as always. Nick is getting better+we love+appreciate all the ongoing kind words!”

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