2012 continues to rain down bad news on Nick Cannon. The 31-year-old, hospitalized earlier this year for mild kidney failure, has revealed that he's suffering from a rare form of lupus.
“They thought it was just kidney disease, and then they were trying to figure out why my immune system was attacking my kidneys, and that was sort of the root of it all," Cannon told Good Morning America.
Lupus nephritis, besides targeting the kidneys, can also impact the skin, joints, nervous system, and other major organs in the body. Over the last two months, doctors have advised the multi-tasking "America's Got Talent" host to radically shift his diet and work habits. Just last month, Cannon stepped down as the host of his popular syndicated radio show “Rollin' with Nick Cannon” in response to that shift.
I have been ordered to sleep at least six hours a night,” he said. “They say rest is probably the best medicine. I’m dealing with it. Of course I’m not used to the medicines, but I feel like I’m starting to figure out a lot of holistic ways, meditation and stuff to get through it.”