'America's Got Talent' host Nick Cannon undergoes kidney operation
UPI News Service, 01/07/2012
Nick Cannon said he successfully underwent a minor kidney operation in Los Angeles this week and is on the road to recovery.
Cannon, an actor and husband of singing star Mariah Carey, assured his fans via Twitter all was well following the procedure, which did not require anesthesia.
"Just left the operating table and I was awake during the whole procedure. #OUCH," tweeted Cannon.
Carey posted a photo of the relieved couple on the Internet and thanked fans for their support.
The Los Angeles Times said Cannon was hospitalized with kidney failure in Aspen, Colo., earlier this week and flew home to Los Angeles for treatment. Details of his ailment were not released; however, doctors say kidney failure can result from infections, diabetes, kidney stones and simple dehydration.