Mariah Carey Tweets Pic Of Sick Nick Cannon / Reveals He Suffered “Mild Kidney Failure”

Published: Wednesday 4th Jan 2012 by Sam

Add “doting wife” to the list of Mariah Carey‘s many titles.

The diva, 41, tweeted the shot above of her in hospital with husband Nick Cannon just moments ago, going on to reveal that the presenter and comic is being treated for “mild kidney failure”.

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Carey wrote:

“Please pray for Nick as he’s fighting to recover from a mild kidney failure. #mybraveman “

Going on to add on her official site:

“This is us in the hospital – role reversal; Last year it was me attached to the machines (after having dembabies) and Nick was there with me through it, and now here we are.

We’re trying to be as festive as possible under the circumstances but please keep Nick in your thoughts because this is very painful. They tried to kick me out of the hospital but here I am pon de bed with Mr. C.

We’re doing OK but we’re “straaaaaanded in Aspen”. #DramaticDivaPlace (I know, we could be in a lot worse places) but the truth is as long as we’re together, we’re OK. I’m not trying to make light out of the situation because it’s a serious moment that’s very tough on all of us so please keep us and our family in your prayers. LYM. “


Granted I don’t doubt the legitimacy of Nick’s illness, I must say this reeks of Eau de Tacky. Call me the grinch, but I struggle to see how apt it is to be tweeting,  hash-tagging, and serving up your usual diva-isms given the serious circumstances.

Now, of course, it’s not at all anyone’s place to be nitpicking any aspect of Mimi’s marriage. However, this is at best  more evidence that she really does live in a bubble and is eternally 12. Or at worst, that she’s attention-seeking. A bit of both, me thinks…

Your thoughts?


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  1. YOOSONDALOOSE January 4, 2012

    Get well soon! Poor Nick!
    But cannot wait for Mimi’s new album.

  2. I’m Gonna Roll My Eyes January 4, 2012

    Oh F*** off Sam he’s in hospital there is nothing wrong with asking for prayers, they talk to their fans on twitter all the time so maybe people were wondering why they couldn’t get hold of him, you can have a go at her if she wasn’t at the hospital looking after her husband and was shopping otherwise chill out

  3. kimberly January 4, 2012

    I agree with you sam \i love mariah but she is an attention seeker and there is a better way of announcing that news without all her diva terms. She is just not the mariah i knew in the 1900’s. yes they communicate with their fans on twitter but as a damn married couple and thinking mariah is 41 somethimes they make me look at their marriage as a joke. when i first read that, i didn’t get it because of her sentence structure but giving it deep thought, i wish them the best and hope it doesn’t get more serious than the word “mild” cause having kidney problems is no joke. it is like waiting your turn on line for the cashier.

  4. chaperel January 4, 2012

    Believe me she had nothing else to do but sit there so why not let everyone know what’s going on

  5. @DaRealRastaBwoi on Twitter January 4, 2012

    Love u Mimi…hope Nick get well soon… aawwww

    Follow me on twitter @DaRealRastaBwoi and check out my videos and subscribe

  6. NAUDISWEET (Xtina Stan) January 4, 2012

    I think that she’s more comfortable with sharing with her fans than other stars. She has said many times that her lambs are like family. Seems as though her #divaisms are away of staying positive and reassuring fans; some people are so cynical. UGh. I wish Mimi and Nick the best. Can’t wait for her new music!!

  7. Jasmine January 4, 2012

    I don’t think Mariah is attention seeking. She is just being herself. She is more comfortable in her own skin now than she was in the 90’s and that is why she is able to post pics like these up with no photoshop. Also times have changed…celebrities do more communication with fans now through twitter and that includes posting pics and videos.

  8. NAYAH82 January 4, 2012

    I hope Nick feels better. My beloved Mimi looks like she was crying…Good luck to both!

  9. Geezy January 4, 2012

    Sam if you felt so strong on your views regarding Mariah being so tacky for posting this picture what does that make you for posting the picture on your site for comments extra tacky. Now in my opinion obviously Nick had no problem with it so why should anyone else? This is their life and they are living life on their terms if you don’t like them or how they choose to live life just look the other way. Wishing the Cannon family all the best during this time!!!

  10. NikkiIsChillin January 4, 2012

    Sam I don’t get what you are saying…Mariah is asking for prayers for her sick husband. She looks like such a doting wife, not wanting to leave her hubby’s side. That’s what I got out of your post. Anyway, Poor Nick! Get will soon. I’ll be praying for you and the fam…They can get through this together.

  11. raz January 4, 2012

    I will be praying for you nick u must get better for ur wife and kids they need you so im going to chapel today in my town where i always go and pray for you.

  12. BrutallyHonest January 4, 2012

    Sorry for Nick ,but Mariah does anything for publicity. She should not be taking pics laid up in a bed with him during these kind of times posting them onTwitter. How desperate could she be?

    Nick just doesn’t look happy anymore when he’s with her, you can see it all over him in pictures and interviews. This woman probably stressing the hell out of this young man.

    Poor Nick, who has to deal with a woman everyday who probably treats him like one of those babies; although she look old enough for his mother.

    Now he’s stuck with her attention wanting as for life

  13. Saint January 4, 2012

    I wonder how many ‘Takes’ were taken to get the photo shot they wanted to release to the public…hmmm

  14. JohnVidal January 4, 2012

    Mariah honey I´m waiting for the new music 🙂

  15. girllll January 4, 2012

    Wow some of these post are crazy y’all b*tches are the devil so what if it’s for publicity ANY. Photo these artist put out is for publicity this chick is asking for prayer and y’all on here criticizing her smdh you b*tches gone be on a slow fall to hell
    I hope you get better nick keepin u in my prayers

  16. DRB January 4, 2012

    Sam, f*** off. She’s saying it how she says it. I’d take this over some PC publicist statement from someone who doesn’t even know whats up.

  17. Theman January 4, 2012

    Sam you are a certifed hater…….. Everything you post about this woman exudes hate. May’be if you put all of that negative energy into helping out your favorite disastrous flop then she could do better. You sure didn’t have a problem posting the pic though for hits. You idiot…… You’re always trying to spin something….

  18. Jak January 4, 2012

    Have several seats. Mariah will be Mariah regardless of it all. She always talks about the extreme discomfort of her pregnancy and makes light out of it. Her positivity in the gloomiest situations helped make her the superstar that she is today.

  19. Theman January 4, 2012

    Stop being a bitter loser.

  20. lax January 4, 2012

    that hospital looks CHEAP!!!!!!!! s***

    That Bed were back in the DAYS!!!! W.T.F

  21. Kimberley January 4, 2012

    Her commentary may have been a defense mechanism. Her husband is in the hospital and she’s probably terrified. Perhaps her words and sentence structure were a little off to some but she may have been trying to put on a brave front. We do not know what the doctors are telling her. The situation may be far more serious than Mariah is ready to admit.

  22. Slick January 4, 2012

    Sam, It is disgusting that at a moment like this you feel the need to insult Mariah. Some empathy would suit you better at the moment…
    Mariah, I hope Nick recovers, Lord knows you love that man to death. As a fan I am greatful that she shares the lil and big things with us, Get well Nick.

  23. Newton January 4, 2012

    It’s not being an attention w****, it’s just letting her fans know what’s going on in her life. Mariah more than a lot of artists has a personal connection with her fans and all she’s doing is asking for prayers. Maybe the pic is a bit much but so what? She’s a celebrity, ALL CELEBRITIES LIKE ATTENTION, that’s why they’re celebrities. If she was an attention w**** she would have sold pictures of her babies to the tabloids as soon as she could but instead waited 6 months to do an interview and set up a website with pics of her kids and the proceeds went to charity, not into her pocket. Hope Nick gets well.

  24. Matty January 4, 2012

    Get Well Nick!!!
    I agree with what a bunch of you are saying, i don’t think she’s attention seeking, i think he’s just being herself and is extremely close with her fans. She seems like a really good person, but people seem to look for the bad for some reason … #forgetdemhaters.

  25. Teresa Baltimore January 8, 2012

    Mariah tell Nick that everything is going 2 b allright. GET WELL SOON NICK

  26. Teresa Baltimore January 8, 2012

    My family said get well NICK.

  27. ranee January 23, 2012

    Wow, really? Those of u who are judging her and him…shame on you. What does it matter what she dies or says or how she says it?? If you don’t like it dint read it!! Sending prayers for a speedy recovery and blessing for life!!

  28. keith February 19, 2012


  29. LBoogZ March 6, 2012

    well you know thats what happens when ur on that “juice” i cant feel bad he did it for the moment and the $$$$$$$$ hope he pulls thru hes a talanted guy plus he got a baby to look after

  30. LBoogZ March 6, 2012

    steroids kill you soon there could be another celeb to bite the bullet this year if this has been being discused since January he in trouble we do dumb $#!T for fortune and fame $$$$$$$$$$$$+GREED= DEATH do the math

  31. LBoogZ March 6, 2012

    you better leave that $#!T alone boy

  32. sadae@ March 8, 2012

    Ido hope nick gets better for is fans n family

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