When media mogul Nick Cannon was hospitalized two weeks ago, his worried wife, singer Mariah Carey-Cannon, took to her Twitter page and tweeted a photo of her husband in a hospital bed. She tweeted that Nick was in "mild kidney failure" and she asked her millions of followers to pray for him.
Since we had no real information to go on -- other than the photo and Mariah's tweets -- fans were left to guess what was really ailing Nick. I guessed that Nick might have compartment syndrome (a consequence of intense weight lifting which can lead to kidney failure), or kidney stones.
Yesterday morning Nick returned to his radio gig at 92.3 WXRK, and he finally came clean about what caused his illness: a urinary tract infection.
"They thought it was kidney stones … then a kidney infection," Cannon said on his New York-based 92.3 NOW radio show. "They found out my kidneys weren't functioning well." He added, "We didn't want to say 'kidney failure' so people would think I gotta get new kidneys and Gary Coleman and all that stuff, so we said 'mild kidney failure.' "
Now he's drinking a lot of water and has a "couple more procedures" to go through. "Overall, I'm good," he said. "I'm feeling 100 percent." Source
So in other words, Nick Cannon was never in renal failure -- he just needed to drink more water.
And even if his blood creatinine level was a little out of range, why would Mariah tweet that he was in "mild renal failure" when that is not even a real diagnosis?
Once again, fame hungry celebrities go to drastic lengths to draw attention to themselves.