The start of 2012 may have thrown a curve ball at Nick Cannon's life, but the entertainer is weaving an inspiring story of how to adapt and move on.
Back in January, the 31-year-old was hospitalized after suffering mild kidney failure, a health scare that ultimately led to a diagnosis of 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" in early March.
Doctors immediately placed Cannon on a restricted diet, cutting out all junk food and focusing on eating more fruits and vegetables, and staying hydrated. They also recommended he slash his previously hectic schedule and get more sleep and rest.
“They say rest is probably the best medicine," he said. "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.”