Nick Cannon finally released from hospital after two weeks and five blood transfusions
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 12/29/2016
Nick Cannon has been released from the hospital after a lengthy stay for lupus complications.
"I broke out that joint!!!! Stuffed some pillows under the covers and ran out like the little rascals!! LOL Isaiah 54:17 'No Weapon Formed Against me Shall Prosper' #BeNcredible #NoPityParty After 2 weeks and 5 blood transfusions... by his stripes I am healed!!! #HoldOn," Cannon captioned a video of himself Thursday on Instagram.
Cannon, 36, updated fans yesterday that his time in the hospital was almost up.
"I'm still in the hospital, but I'm about to get out of here for real, and I'm letting you know we about to take it to a whole new level," Cannon said in a Wednesday Instagram video from his hospital bed.
"I've just been sitting here reflecting and I can't sit here dormant no more. I'm gonna take it to a whole new level, different stratosphere, different mesosphere. I'm sitting here just getting stronger. Just like an Iron Man strong, Incredible Hulk-type strong."
Cannon continued, "And Buddha said it best: 'Every morning that you wake up, you are born again, and it matters what you do today the most'... I want you to go on this journey with me 'cause I appreciate all the love. I didn't know y'all loved me like that... We all are stronger 'cause we made it through 2016 and we're gonna keep going."
Cannon thanked his followers for "all the love, care and prayers," and added the following inspirational message: "'You Only Got a Moment... So live it like You Own it!'"
The rapper's ex-wife Mariah Carey and five-year-old twins Monroe and Morrocan spent Christmas in Aspen with the Mariah's World star's new boyfriend Bryan Tanaka; however, Cannon's longtime friends Kevin Hart and Dick Gregory paid him a visit during his hospital stay.
Cannon was diagnosed with lupus five years ago after he was hospitalized with kidney failure. As recently as July 2016, Cannon sought medical treatment for exhaustion.
Cannon hosted a holiday spectacular special for America's Got Talent earlier this month in which many stars from the reality talent competition's past 11 seasons, including the latest winner Grace VanderWaal, performed.