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Nick Cannon Reveals His Rare Form Of Lupus On "GMA"

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Nick Cannon opened up for the first time publicly this morning on "Good Morning America" regarding his surprising new diagnosis.  Deets inside on his rare form of Lupus...

Talking to Robin Roberts today on "GMA," rapper/comedian/"American's Got Talent" host Nick Cannon revealed he has "a rare form of lupus that's just attacking [his] kidneys."

The surprising news comes after a long stint in Aspen & L.A. hospitals during the Christmas Holidays where doctors first thought Nick had a kidney disease and was severly dehydrated.

"They thought it was just kidney disease and then they were trying to figure out why my immune system was attacking my kidneys and that was sort of the root of it all. I scared a lot of people. I scared myself."

So the dad to twins Moroccan & Monroe quit his radio show last month and is taking it a bit easier.  And Mrs. Cannon is indeed doting on her hubby:

"I have been ordered to sleep at least six hours a night. They say rest is probably the best medicine. I'm dealing with it. Of course I'm not used to the medicines, but I feel like I'm starting to figure out a lot of holistic ways, meditation and stuff to get through it."

"[Mariah] made me an egg-white sandwich before I left the house this morning.  She takes care of me, makes sure I'm eating what I'm supposed to be."

"I have to be around for my children.  They're my motivation for the whole thing."

Awww.  While the news of his rare disease is surprising, scary, and sad, it's good to see his positive attitude. 

CHECK OUT THE VIDEO HERE.

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that is why it is called the

that is why it is called the disease with a thousand face because it comes with so many complications.i had sle lupus renal failure d v t auto immune disease cirrohsis of the liver water retention and other complications.am also a 37 yrs single mom of 5children.you just have to eat healthy and stay positive because there is no cure for this disease.i know you will get through it with the help of your wife and family and friends.
Anonymous's picture

Sorry to hear that. I pray he

Sorry to hear that. I pray he will be around for his wife and babies. Take care and get better soon. It's another wake up call to take better care of yourselves, not wait till last minute.
Anonymous's picture

Be blessed Nick. We all are

Be blessed Nick. We all are praying for you. Take care of yourself, eat right and enjoy your family.
beanie's picture

Lupus is a disease that

Lupus is a disease that attacks your auto immune system and Lupus is generally a disease that effects women and 80% of the time women of color. His disease isn't rare The fact that he is a man with this disease is rare. With proper care you can live a productive and somewhat long life. My aunt was diagnosed at a very young age (16-18) and lived to be almost 50 and had a child. The Lupus foundation stated she was the only person known to live as long as she did with the disease. Life expactancy once diagnosed is usually 10-12 years.
Hardone's picture

I will have to correct you. I

I will have to correct you. I personally have an aunt with lupus. Yes it does take a tole on the body and she is 61, which makes her the oldest if not one of the oldest to survive with the disease. She has her good and bad days and usually is fully functional but lives a normal life. As of late, it's been more watch on the disease as she has lost weight a good bit. We just pray and that's probably why her life has been so long with disease. Prayer and faith.
Experience's picture

I also have Systemic Lupus

I also have Systemic Lupus and was diagnosed at 17. I'm now 36 and still fully functional. I know it affects everyone differently but the life expectancy today is much longer than what it originally was. With proper treatment, rest, and overall just taking care of oneself you can live a very normal life.
Debonaire's picture

Please check your facts;

Please check your facts; there is NO such thing as an "auto immune" system. Humans do, however, have an Immune system that in many instances can be affected by an Auto Immune disease, i.e. Lupus.
doctor's picture

My mother passed away from

My mother passed away from LUPUS, 17 years ago.:(
DKPEACH's picture

It would Also help if he Just

It would Also help if he Just Took Complete Care of his Health instead of waiting until you are Very Very sick like so many do!
Anonymous  's picture

Oh no! that makes me so

Oh no! that makes me so sad...
Anonymous's picture

Sending you and your family

Sending you and your family my prayers that you stay blessed even despite this diagnosis. Stay strong! Stay positive. Live well! And keep smiling as often as you can.
Maya's picture

such posts scare you into

such posts scare you into realizing the important things in life... i think it is much easier to battle such a disease (my best friend has lupus) when you have a supportive system, wife and children to keep you going... can you imagine if he used to run around with groupies partying and drinking all night?where would he even begin? it just goes to show a stable surrounding is so essential for any hardship in life.. NICK YOU'RE IN OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS.
Anonymous's picture

I support Nick, as I have the

I support Nick, as I have the same disease, but why is his Lupus special? Many Lupus patients have problems with their kidneys, as it attacks different organs in the body. Mine has attacked my lungs, but I also get chest pains and blood clots. I do sympathize but he's going to see its not just the kidneys, its the entire body that gets affected. We will have this for our entire lives, and lot of damage will be done unfortunately. Hoping for the best for all of us affected, as it miserable.
Yasmeen's picture

His form of Lupus usually

His form of Lupus usually only affects women. It is very unique for men to have the disease.
Anonymous's picture

I love this guy and wish him

I love this guy and wish him nothing but the best in health and home.
Realist's picture

Aww, that super sucks

Aww, that super sucks especially because Nick is such a good guy, it's always more sad to hear about good people suffering, but oddly that always seems to be the way the cookie crumbles. The good suffer and go through trials and tragedies while the evil live long and prosper (at least that how I've seen it a lot of times. Dope dealers, pimps, hoes winning while charitable people giving their last piece of bread to their neighbor end up losing, but again that's just how i've seen life play out. ) I mean Nick was a little reckless and cocky in his early A-list industry days when he was getting those staring roles and trying to be a rapper, but hey that's typical industry ego. At least he saw the light early on and it's very impressive how Nick humbled himself, became a gentleman, stayed laughing in the face of industry insults and remained respectful. He has a nice industry image and seems like a really good guy so hope he gets well and is able to keep living his positive life without disease disrupting his flow.
anonymous's picture

??? A sin is a sin is a sin

??? A sin is a sin is a sin is a sin who's to say a preacher should live longer than a dope dealer ?? Try actually picking the Bible up thanks be blessed!!!
Anonymous's picture

I feel so bad for Nick

I feel so bad for Nick Cannon. He seems like such a good guy, plus he loves the Lord. I hope God brings him through this. If something happened to him Mariah Carey would probably end up in a mental institution.
sarah's picture

I hope Nick takes time out to

I hope Nick takes time out to focus on himself.
Anonymous's picture

When i heard that nick was

When i heard that nick was having health issues i said god y nick? i still ask readin this why nick lord and i know that without askin that god does everything for a reason we will never know. I hope he get right and be around for mariah and the kids im sure she wouldn't know what to do without him just like i owuldnt know what to do if my husband (when i have one) was goin thru this type of stuff. i prey that the lord keep u nick.
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The devil knows that God has

The devil knows that God has a plan for you, that's why he works so hard to try to stop God's plan...
Anonymous's picture

I will be praying for you

I will be praying for you nickThe devil knows that God has a plan for you, that's why he works so hard to try to stop God's plan...
Anonymous's picture

God Bless Nick, I've always

God Bless Nick, I've always loved him and I was glad he hooked up with my Mimi. Relax man, enjoy your life and family, you have millions already money doesn't mean ish in the end.
BadGirl23's picture

I have been a fan of Nick

I have been a fan of Nick Cannon since his Nickelodeon days. I like how he has always taken the high road in the industry even though people always tried to make him look weak or soft. He seems like an honest and good guy. I'm sure he never has to work another day in his life and the only reason he continues is because of others that depend on him, or would not have jobs if it were not for him. I hope his health improves soon.
Blue Angel's picture

Take care of yourself FIRST,

Take care of yourself FIRST, Nick. Jobs come & go and TRUST as far as work and careers go management will find someone else the day you leave....so put you & your health first. Always. OAN, I have always been a fan of this positive young brother and wish him the very best. BTW, Nick is great in front of or behind the camera! He was very comfortable answering the questions, he looked nice (and a little tired, too) but overall he spoke well and is just an all around likable dude. Mariah is a lucky chica.
Mocha1's picture

So sad. My thoughts and

So sad. My thoughts and prayers are with him!
Yaya's picture

Nick is wearing some sharp

Nick is wearing some sharp looking shoes.
Anonymous 's picture

I concur!

I concur!
DKPEACH's picture

i wish thenm nothing but the

i wish thenm nothing but the best
Anonymous's picture

A lot of love and light

A lot of love and light behind you Nick!
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God BLESS you brotha!

God BLESS you brotha!
LuvHer's picture

Get well soon Nick !! <3

Get well soon Nick !! <3
Anonymous's picture

GET well soon nick!! <3

GET well soon nick!! <3
Anonymous's picture

Nick is a decent guy so I am

Nick is a decent guy so I am praying the Lord takes care of him. We need young men like this.
anonymous's picture

I hope Nick takes care of

I hope Nick takes care of himself. You ain't got nothin if you don't have your health.
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Lupus is such a tough

Lupus is such a tough disease, gonna add you to my prayer list Nick... you have to be around for dem babies.
ZZZzzzzz's picture

Through his smile, you can

Through his smile, you can tell he's sick. His eyes tell it all. Staying in good spirits and stress free will be beneficial to him. Wishing him nothing but the best during this difficult time.
Anonymous's picture

bless him & his family

bless him & his family through this time
Anonymous's picture

Im so sorry he is sick, but I

Im so sorry he is sick, but I am glad they figured out what was wrong. He has love to help him along. I am so happy he and Mariah are together and staying strong. Prayers for them and all that are dealing with sickness. This can't be easy on them. I am proud of them making it work no matter what people said, including people on this blog. If they are happy and like it I love it. Love is beautiful and is a great healer. Get your rest Nick. Your fam needs you. Such a seemingly positive dude. Much love to him.
DanniGirl's picture

Even the most hardened heart

Even the most hardened heart has to like these two together...
Anonymous's picture

So glad to see he and Mariah

So glad to see he and Mariah are still going strong!!
aholmes925's picture

I concur, I love them as a

I concur, I love them as a couple!
DKPEACH's picture

I concur, I love them as a

I concur, I love them as a couple!
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MILLIONAIRE's picture

Nick, I pray for your health

Nick, I pray for your health to get better soon take care of yourself God is with you.
Concerned Fan's picture

hope he takes care of

hope he takes care of himself....
slimm's picture

I heard about this.. my

I heard about this.. my prayers go out for him and his entire family! Diet HELPS A GREAT deal with any sickness like this.. He can pull through.
KeepingitREAL's picture

Praying for him! Being takes

Praying for him! Being takes a lot out of you physically and emotionally.
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