Nick Cannon Hospitalized Again for Blood Clots in Lungs

February 17, 2012 By:
Nick Cannon Hospitalized Again for Blood Clots in Lungs

Poor guy…after suffering mild kidney failure earlier this year, Nick Cannon revealed he was hospitalized again last week for blood clots in the lungs.

Somehow this news item slipped under the radar, either that or TMZ wasn’t checking the “celebrity hospital registry” that day.

Nick has now revealed on his Now-FM radio show, “I have been in the hospital since Friday, and actually, it’s quite serious. I didn’t even know. I was actually trying to downplay it a lot – even in my own mind – not got to the hospital because I was having a lot of pain in my back and I thought it was the typical kidney pain that I had been experiencing, but I thought it had been a little bit heightened…”

Cannon reveals that he had blood clots in his lungs and an enlarged ventricle in his heart, I don’t know what any of that means, but it sounds a lot worse than “mild kidney failure.”

However, there’s one thing that quite possibly saved his life, it’s because he’s in such good shape.

“My doctor was like, ‘Luckily, you’re in shape, because most people who get blood clots in their lungs can’t breathe and they stop breathing, like, forever.”

I wonder if the doctor actually said, “they stop breathing, like, forever.” Anyways, if that’s one reason to hit the gym then sign me up.

However, Nick needs to slow down his grueling work pace. Basically he can’t be a TV host, actor, radio DJ, regular DJ, music manager, father, husband…whatever…he basically needs to slow down.

“My doctor was saying that my work is going to kill me – and he’s not joking.”