Nick Cannon Battles Lupus in the Hospital in New Photo
Nick Cannon's ongoing battle with lupus has unfortunately led to him spending the holidays in the hospital. The entertainer, who just reached a divorce settlement with Mariah Carey, shared a picture on Instagram of himself in the hospital where he will remain through the weekend.
"For all who have been trying to contact me the last few days this is where I've been," Cannon wrote in the caption. "And I will be in the Hospital through Christmas. All good though, Doctors say I will be back to normal before the New Year. #LupusSucks #ncredible #warrior."
Earlier this year, Cannon spoke about being diagnosed with lupus during an interview with HuffPost Live. The rapper said he is the only member of his family to suffer from the autoimmune disease.
"It was super scary just because you don't know... you've never heard of [lupus]," he told The Huffington Post. "I knew nothing about it until I was diagnosed... But to me, I'm healthier now than I've ever been before."
Cannon explained that he was very worried when he got diagnosed in 2012, but he's learned that it's a manageable disease. The rapper credits a proper diet and preventative measures as helping him deal with potential complications.
"When you hear the words 'autoimmune disease' or 'lupus,' it's like, 'Whoa, what is that?'" Cannon said. "That's how I felt, and that's how my family and friends felt as well.... But you realize it's something that you can live with and actually overcome with the proper research and with the proper support system."
XXL sends our best wishes to Cannon and hopes he makes a speedy recovery.
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