Less than two months after being hospitalized for kidney issues around the holidays, actor/comedian Nick Cannon has stepped down from his New York City radio show “Rolling with Nick Cannon.”
“Under doctor’s orders, I have been asked to cut back on some of my professional commitments to allow my body to get the rest it needs to keep up with the demands of my multitasking schedule,” Cannon said in a statement on the 92.3 NOW website.
The 31-year-old, who is married to singer Mariah Carey, revealed that he spent several days in the hospital last week.
“I actually had two blood clots in my lungs … and because of the blood clots … the right side of my heart was enlarged… My doctor was saying that my work is going to kill me – and he’s not joking.”
Despite his latest health scare, Nick, who is father to nine-month-old with Mariah, said he feels “lucky” because it could have been much worse.
He said: “I always took a lot of pride in working so hard and never taking a day off. But I’m learning that it isn’t the wisest thing all the time, especially being a new father.
“Not only wanting to spend more time with my children, but wanting to be there for my children.”
Nick added that he will continue to host America’s Got Talent as well as his other syndicated radio show Cannon’s Countdown.
Following Cannon’s health update announcement, WXRK issued a statement saying, “We have nothing but respect and understanding for Nick’s decision to step down from his day-to-day position. Everyone at the station and all of the CBS Radio family wish him well.”
In the clip below, Nick Cannon talks about his health scare and the way it has changed his view on his priorities.
via NY Daily