Nick Cannon Debuts Documentary About Health Struggles
Nick Cannon has debuted his new web documentary series NCredible Health Hustle, which chronicles his recent health struggles and recovery.
The America's Got Talent host was hospitalized earlier this year for kidney failure, blood clots in his lungs and an enlarged ventricle in his heart before he was diagnosed with an auto-immune disease similar to lupus.
Nick Cannon: I have an auto-immune diesease
Cannon premiered the first episode Monday on his website, writing, "Kidney disease and Lupus are serious ailments but, as you'll see through these videos in the coming weeks, it is possible to put the reins on it a bit and gain control of your health and wellness."
The first episode opens with footage of his wife, Mariah Carey, playing in the snow with their 11-month-old twins, Moroccan and Monroe. "A few days ago, I was with my family in the snow, playing, having a good time," Cannon narrates. "All of a sudden, I started swelling up, having shortness of breath, excruciating pain in my right side. I wake up in the hospital, a bunch of doctors telling me I've got kidney failure."
Later in the video, Cannon, 31, is seen getting an IV and learning of his diagnosis.
Nick Cannon hospitalized for blood clots in his lungs
Cannon has since changed his diet and stepped down from his radio show to focus on his health. "I thank all of you for the continuous messages, and want you to know it inspires me to keep pushing," he adds in his note. "Hoping this series serves as inspiration for anyone dealing with kidney disease, lupus or ANY ILLNESS to keep pushing as well."
Watch the first episode below: