Nick Cannon Quits Radio Show Due To Blood Clots

Nick Cannon( — Less than two months after being hospitalized for kidney issues around the holidays, Cannon revealed he was recently released from the hospital for blood clots in his lungs.

Siting his ongoing health, the “America’s Got
Talent” host (whose credits also include actor, DJ, radio personality
and rapper) announced that he’s stepping down from his post as host of
the Rollin’ with Nick Cannon show on New York’s 92.3 radio station. February 17, 2012 is his last day.

“I have been in the hospital since Friday, and actually, it’s quite serious,” said Cannon. “The doctors found blood clots in my lungs and said if I don’t slow down
and stop working so hard then it’s a wrap! And because of the blood
clots in my lungs, I also had an enlarged ventricle in my heart. I was actually trying to downplay it a lot and not go to the hospital because I was having a lot of pain in my back and I thought it was the typical kidney pain that I had been experiencing, but I thought it had been a little bit heightened.”

The America’s Got Talent judge said his kidney situation is better these days, but his lowered immune system, and his traveling may have contributed to the blood clot situation.