• Thu, Jan 5 2012

Nick Cannon Is Being Treated For Kidney Failure

Not every celebrity had a good New Year’s: Mariah Carey tweeted this photo of her and husband Nick Cannon yesterday, after her much younger partner suffered mild kidney failure over the holidays.

Apparently the couple was vacationing in Aspen when the symptoms hit and Nick was subsequently hospitalized. Mariah later posted a longer blog entry detailing the situation:

This is us in the hospital – 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.

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

We’re doing OK but we’re “straaaaaanded in Aspen”. #DramaticDivaPlace (I know, we could be in a lot worse places) but the truth is as long as we’re together, we’re OK. I’m not trying to make light out of the situation because it’s a serious moment that’s very tough on all of us so please keep us and our family in your prayers. LYM.

Treatment ranges from going on dialysis to arranging for a kidney transplant; there’s been no word from Mariah or Nick’s reps as to which route he’ll pursue. For now, we just hope the TeenNick chairman experiences as little pain as possible.

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