Nick Cannon Suffers ‘Kidney Failure’ as Mariah Carey Tweets Pic (PHOTO)

Mike Hess / January 4, 2012

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Actor and radio host Nick Cannon is getting his new year off to a painful start, as he’s apparently laid up in an Aspen hospital after suffering what his wife Mariah Carey calls “mild kidney failure.”

Carey tweeted a photo of Nick in his hospital bed and also took to her her blog to write some words of support for her ailing hubby. Mariah describes the situation as “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.” She continues, explaining,

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.

On Twitter, Mariah said “Please pray for Nick as he’s fighting to recover from a mild kidney failure,” but didn’t give much else in the way of information or detail.