Nick Cannon Hospitalized, Shares Selfie from Hospital Bed
The America's Got Talent host, who's been battling lupus nephritis for years, was hospitalized Wednesday for an undisclosed reason (it appears to be exhaustion). "Dont worry, Temporary pit stop... Sometimes I can be a little too bull headed and stubborn," he captioned the shot from the hospital, which showed him wearing a bucket hat and a hospital gown, and hooked up to a machine.
"I gotta stop running my body to the ground," he continued. "I be wanting to grind nonstop but the engine can't run on fumes. On the low though, I really think I'm a super hero... Now I'm not saying I'm Batman, but I am saying nobody has ever seen me and Batman in the same room together. LOL #ImGood."
Back in 2012, Nick first revealed that he had a lupus-like autoimmune disease after he was hospitalized for kidney failure that January. "They kind of say [my] autoimmune [disease] is – like a lupus type of thing, but no one else in my family has it," he told People at the time. "I feel blessed to be alive," Cannon said. "If it wasn't discovered, I don't know [what would have happened]."
He went on to tell HuffPost Live last year that the illness "drives" him. "I created the NCredible Health Hustle and I wanted to document this process because I wanted to inspire others that may be dealing with this condition or a similar condition," he added. "To say, you don't have to let it stop you."
"I want to continue to educate, show people that you can live with this condition and similar conditions as long as you live right. And as long as you have that drive," adding, "I always say I've changed my test into a testimony."
What an inspiration. Lupus is no joke and we're happy to see that no matter what the illness brings his way, he's pushing through it with a positive attitude. Crossing our fingers he's out of the hospital soon.