Nick Cannon Hospitalized For Kidney Failure, Mariah Carey Says

'Please pray for Nick as he's fighting to recover,' pop-star wife asks fans.

Nick Cannon has been hospitalized for mild kidney failure, his superstar wife, Mariah Carey, confirmed on Twitter early Wednesday (January 4).

"Please pray for Nick as he's fighting to recover from a mild kidney failure. #mybraveman," Carey tweeted. She also included a photo of herself lying by Cannon's side in his hospital bed. The couple were vacationing in Colorado at the time of Cannon's hospitalization. (They were recently spotted in Aspen with their twins, Moroccan and Monroe.)

In a lengthier statement, Carey further addressed Nick's condition. "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," she wrote. "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."

Carey even used some light humor when talking about her husband's condition. "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," she said. "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."

A rep for Cannon had no further comment about his condition when asked by MTV News.

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