Nick Cannon suffers from autoimmune disease

March 3rd, 2012 - 9:35 pm ICT by IANS  

New York, March 3 (IANS) Singer Nick Cannon, who was hospitalised with acute kidney failure after Christmas last year, has revealed he is suffering from an autoimmune disease.

The kidney disease was the result of an “autoimmune disease that (doctors) found in my system”, quoted Cannon as saying.

“They kind of say (my) autoimmune (disease) is - like a lupus type of thing, but no one else in my family has it,” he added.

But Cannon admits his biggest scare came last month when doctors found blood clots in his lungs, which they said were caused by a kidney infection.

“The blood clot thing was probably the scariest because… I’ve known people who have passed away from that. I thought I was getting better and then that happened, so that kind of came out of nowhere,” he said.

The actor-rapper has also been warned the kidney condition is “something I’m going to be living with all my life”, but he said he was concentrating on recovering by sleeping more and enjoying family life with wife Mariah Carey.

“I’m just trying to make sure I put my health first. I feel blessed to be alive. If it wasn’t discovered, I don’t know (what would have happened),” he said.

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