Nick Cannon Suffers Kidney Failure

Nick Cannon reclining on a low sofa( — Nick Cannon has been hospitalized in Aspen, CO for mild kidney failure during a recent trip. Wife Mariah Carey said, “This is a role-reversal. Last year it was me attached to the machines (after having dembabies) and Nick was there with me through it, and now here we are.”

She asked fans to “please pray for Nick…because it’s a serious moment that’s very tough on all of us,” but did not explain the background of his condition, or how long he will be hospitalized.

Blacks & Kidney Disease: The Outlook Today…

• Approximately 20 million Americans have kidney disease. The number of
people diagnosed with kidney disease has doubled each decade for the
last two decades. African Americans make up 12 percent of the
population, but account for 30 percent of people with kidney failure.

• African American males ages 22 – 44 are 20 times more likely to
develop kidney failure due to high blood pressure than Caucasian males
in the same age group.

• The most common causes of kidney failure are diabetes and high blood pressure, and account for 70 percent of kidney failure in Blacks.

• Early kidney disease has no symptoms, and can become kidney failure with little or no warning if left undetected. If detected early, kidney disease can be effectively treated.

To find out how to keep your kidneys healthy, read: 6 Things You Can Do To Protect Your Kidneys.

For more information on kidney health, visit’s Kidney Disease channel.