February 17th, 2012
10:20 AM ET
Nick Cannon steps down from radio show
After a health scare in January, and another last week, involving blood clots in his lungs, Nick Cannon is easing up on his hectic schedule.
The "America's Got Talent" host (whose credits also include actor, DJ, radio personality and rapper) announced that he's stepping down from his post as host of the "Rollin' with Nick Cannon" show on New York's 92.3 radio station. Friday is his last day.
"A bitter sweet morning. I have to stop my radio show. Doctors orders," Cannon posted to his Twitter account Friday morning. "The Doctors found blood clots in my lungs and said if I don't slow down and stop working so hard then it's a wrap!"
Cannon said last month that he planned to slow down after he was hospitalized shortly after the New Year and treated for a "mild kidney failure."
When he returned to work two weeks following his health scare, he explained "mild kidney failure" meant that his kidneys weren't functioning properly, but that he was "back and feeling 100 percent."
A father of nine-month-old twins with Mariah Carey, Cannon told his radio audience at the time, "I was always [taught] the harder you work, the more you can accomplish, but because of this situation, I know that I don't need to go too hard."
But it seems he didn't back off the gas as much as he needed to. On Wednesday's radio show, Cannon explained that he'd been in the hospital over the weekend of February 10.
"It was quite serious, I didn't even know. I was actually trying to downplay it a lot, even in my own mind, and not go to the hospital because I was having a lot of pain in my back. I thought it was the typical kidney pain that I had been experiencing, but thought it was a little bit heightened," he said. "But I actually learned through going to the hospital and [taking] tons of tests, that I actually had two blood clots in my lungs. And because of the blood clots in my lungs, I also had an enlarged ventricle in my heart. The right side of my heart was enlarged."
As a result, Cannon says in a statement on 92.3's website that "under doctor's orders, I have been asked to put my health first and cut back on some of my professional commitments in order to allow my body to get the rest that it needs to keep up with my multi-tasking schedule."
That means he'll no longer host the "Rollin'" morning show on 92.3, but he will still host his weekend show, "Cannon's Countdown."
"I guess I can't drive at 200 mph for the whole road trip, Time to put the car in cruise control," Cannon posted to his Twitter account Friday. "Even Super Man had to sleep!"
soundoff (134 Responses)
Post a comment
You must be logged in to post a comment.
About this blog
Our daily cheat-sheet for breaking celebrity news, Hollywood buzz and your pop-culture obsessions.
I dont believe Ive scan anything like this before. So excellent to locate somebody with some original ideas on this topic. good 1 for starting this up. This internet site is one thing that is required on the internet, someone with a bit originality. Great occupation for bringing something new towards the web! 萬用行動電源 http://www.powerbankfresh.com
Hi there, You've done an excellent job. I will definitely digg it and personally recommend to my friends. I am sure they'll be benefited from this web site.
Hello there, just became aware of your blog through Google, and located that it is really informative. I'm going to watch out for brussels. I will appreciate for those who continue this in future. Many other people might be benefited out of your writing. Cheers!
we still love you cause your handsome
Hang in there son. God the author and finisher of our faith will take care of you, just believe. You and your family will continue to be in my prayers.
GOOD LUCK NICK GOD IS GREAT.
I have the perfect solution for people who make mean and hurtful comments. They need to add your name and address to the comment you make. Oh and that's my real name by the way. I have no problem with people knowing who I am. Trust me one day technology will allow people to be easily identified and located with the comments you make, then lets see how bold you are with your statements.
His work ethic, ambition and motivation is admirable. But its good to hear he is taking it down a bit for his health. Pushing yourself too hard can be just as bad as not pushing yourself enough.
I thought Nick Cannon was Jessica Simpson's ex-husband?
Oh... that was the OTHER Nick,,, the w h i t e one.
It's hard the tell the talentless leeches apart with out labels or something/
@Skeptical, my hairy big balls. They call me FUA
Something's fishy here...blood clots from working too hard? I dont think so. What is he ingesting?
Nick Cannon does 100 things and sucks at all of them.
@SnafuBob.........who lit a candle under your yambag?
Feel better Bud...
Glad to hear Nick will take it easier & recover from very serious health issues! He's too young & has too much to live for to play around w/his health! His & Mariahs love story is so sweet & their babies are adorable! Get well Nick, so you can keep Rollin' for a long time to come!!
Even if you teach a man how to fish, he will probably become a lousy fisherman.
Isn't this Mariah Carey's wife?
Take care of yourself, young man!
Good thing the Mrs has alot of money!
I think I speak for everyone when I say, "WHAT RADIO SHOW?"
You are a good guy with a beautiful family. I love the way you honor your wife and children. The best gift you could ever give them is the one of yourself. God bless you and your family. Thank God for HEALING and HEALTH!!!
Blood clots are a very serious complication - pulmonary embolii are NO JOKE. Glad Nick is putting his health and family FIRST. His body is telling him he's doing way too much. There's no price tag on wellness - I hope he recovers 100% from these health scares.
The boy does give great head.
Great decision Nick! Good luck to you and your family.
Why do the religious keep saying he is blessed? lots of money (which jesus says is bad) and unfortunate health...my neighbor is god fearin and all he has is bad health...if that isnt typical god for ya playin favorites..and who wud god be if he didnt play favorites?..oh yea a god that EVERYONE wants to love
It's about time this no-talent hack quit....what a joke...they were prob going to fire his ass anyway and he came up with this crap to make himself look good. Good Riddance...
I heard part of that show this morning while driving. Lots of fans called in and said they'd miss him, but reminded him that his health is more important. It was quite touching.
Hope you get better soon, God Bless! Don't worry about the comments from evolutionist, if we came from pods or monkeys or something, why aren't they still turning into human beings? God displays His goodness by giving us Breath!
Many blessings to you and your family nick. jf
Such a good guy...he and his wife should take off to the tropics, raise their babies, and never look back. They have everything they could ever want already.
If your parents had truly "birthed a hustla", you'd keep driving 200mph.
Smart to simplify his life. His condition is serious & he must be very careful to every signal his body sends him. God bless him.
Acting like you have some sort of street cred apparently takes a lot out of you!
Hey Nick, get well man. Ignore the negativity from people. Relax and live your life with your family.
Why is it that the blogs have some of the most mean spirited comments that l have ever read in my life? lf you have never had an illness that changed your life or never lost a loved one or anyone close to you. Maybe that's why you write the inhumane & uncompassionate things that you write. A person be they an everyday Joe or someone famous, they deserve the same treatment. We are all human, have feelings & put our pants on one leg at a time. It takes a Sad, Depraved & Cold hearted person to say whats been said on this blog. Life Is Precious no matter what your economic status....
So true. People are morons, Cruel ones at that.
Isn't this sickle cell anemia? This all started when he was on a skiing vacation in Colorado. No mention of it from the press?
He's HIV positive. The only way he's made it this far is giving bj's and I think it's caught up with him.
Not sickle cell...same thing Serena Williams had and the same thing that killed Heavy D. I wouldn't be surprised with Whitney Houston died of a pulmonary embolism.
God will always see you through..no matter what,your health comes first..
There is no God you Simpleton
I'm very glad you are deciding to slow down. You do still look sick by the eyes.
Go home and relax... enjoy your bundles of joy! Life is too precious; enjoy it!
It's so dark and damp down here in Mom's basement.
I WISH ALL THE BEST TO NICK AND HIS FAM
Best talent show host on TV.
wish u a speedy recovery. You r a husband first and a father second. Keep God first and everything will fall into place.
You know, Nick Cannon is kind of a shady guy. he signed a deal with a corrupt Korean entertainment company called JYP Entertainment to promote a band from this company on his TV network. This Korean company has broken NUMEROUS US alws, in fact, it looks as if they broke US visa laws as well as New York City housing laws. Proof? Check it out:
It's said often, but people please don't feed the trolls. They are just pathetic losers that want attention. Especially the ones who post racists crap. If you ignore them, it will make them very sad.
Anway, I am praying for Nick. He seems like a really good guy, and he is too young to have so many health issues. Hope he completely recovers soon.
Sorry to read this. I hope Nick takes care of his health. He seems to bring a lot of joy to his wife, and seems to take joy in his family. I wish him the best.
I just assumed he was a Wayan brother.
cannon is gettin while the gettin good. They are different kind of couple. He really
is to immature for her, and this will play out later on. He can be the one to say I got carrey, just like krutcher.(Demi)
see guys you don't marry and older women and then get a divorce, a woman gives so much of herself usually
by the time time you want another woman the wioman you are with now is ready to retire with u. like she has
seen on t.v. or dreamed up in her child hood memmories. I know this cause it happened to me. then you are all alone.
Seems like such a great guy. I wish him and his family the best
I am an old grandma and I know that sometimes we don't eat properly . to better help your kidney see a nutritionist or read about certain foods that can give you relief and stick to the foods. Proud of you and wife and babies and you want to stay around for a long time for them
Lemme tap that old granny @ss.
Best wishes to you and your family!!!
cutie pie....im not a troll or hater...the sarcasm is directed at people like you and others who put these people on pedestals...like Whitney..George Clooney and Nick etc etc...you people need to find something worth praising rather then a constant circle jerk for entertainers....Get a Life please..
Why don't you practice what you preach! If this board is about someone you say is unworthy then why are you here? Bye.
Your family and wife come first, you both have enough money to last several lifetimes. Your health is everything.
There is no such thing as "mild kidney failure". As a medical professional, this I can assure you. Any doctor, phlebotomist, nurse, nurses assistant, radiologist, lab tech etc can tell you that. That is not a medical term. He either had a severe kidney infection that was affecting his kidney function, kidney stones or nephritis. Mild kidney failure does not exist. I hate when celebrities make this kind fo thing up and change around the terminology.
I am glad that he is listening to his drs. He has two babies to think about and a wife. To just keep on going would be selfish.
I guess we can scratch Nick from the Boston Marathon with his problem....and no way will he be a wide Receiver for the Jets or Giants next year...But hey Wal Mart Greeter isnt too stressful!!
So glad that Nick knows that he needs to slow down. He seems like a great guy and it seems like he and Mariah have a great life and now, a baby. A good reason to keep your health the best as you can. I wish Nick, Mariah, and their baby a wonderful life!
I am white, and offended by the remarks about this fine young man. He is a Father/brother/uncle ect. He has brand new babies at home, and a loving wife. He is the best thing that ever happened to Mariah. He is a wonderful Man, and person. He deserves the respect. This is not an outlet to bash people.We should pray for him and his family at this time. He gives back to the community with all the wonderful talent he holds. God bless him. by the way, I am white, and young. I see no color when it comes to being HUMAN.
I LOVE THIS COMMENT. IM NOT A PERFECT PERSON AND I DO JUDGE PEOPLE BUT AT THE END OF THE DAY I DO ASK GOD TO FORGIVE ME AND GUIDE ME TO BECOME A BETTER PERSON.
Best comment on here, thanks Freddy!
HE CAN HIT ME ANY TIME 😉
Nick,You need to heed your Doc's orders and slow down,God has given you a beautful wife and two adorable babies,
plus you are a talented young man,take some time to get your health back,we want you around for along time.Love you in America's Got Talent.Kiss those babies and your wife a lot and Enjoy your life.God Bless You.
Nick please take care of yourself, you are so nice, and have a wonderful family, I will keep you in my prayers!
These are not trivial symptoms. I wish him all the best and my prayers for a full recovery. He is a wonderful guy.
I don't need sleep!
You do need sleep because I said so.
Nick Cannon seems so nice. God Bless you and your family Nick.
Nick, been there when I was 10 w/ kidney failure came within an hour of leaving this earth forever. Never would have had my family. First God, then health, then family, everything else comes after. Thanks for all you do, always in our prayers for you and yours.
awesome post. genuine. rare 🙂
Too bad he didnt quit both terrible radio "shows".
CHEAP COCAINE IS A B $ T CH.....!!!
Drinking way too much hater-aide! Why would any rich person use "cheap cocaine". Just an ignorant, stupid small minded little girl you are! If your are old in age God help you because your mind is that of a two year old.
SHUT UP idiot!
Get well Nick you have everything to live for,god has blessed you with success and most of a beautiful family,take care of yourself.
I don't understand stuff like this. Most all of us have to work, and I don't see how stopping working is going to help that. But must be nice to be able to I guess.
Hey, genius...the guy has many more 'jobs' than this radio show. He will still be putting in more hours than you probably ever will.
Not too smart are ya! He has about 30 hats he wears. Have you ever read his BIO and read about all of the positions he has held – since age 16! Foundations he has started. He's been a very hard worker and philanthropist. Something you will never accomplish from your desk chair in your trailer. Getting rid of one of his jobs, is only getting rid of about 5% of his time spent working. Read up on him before you speak!
HE SHOULD BUY A LOT AT THE CEMETERY, JUST IN CASE...!!!!
Okay, braniac, it's called a "plot" not a "lot".
Didn't know there was a lot to buy in a cemetary – LMAO!
Kind of like you just did????
Thanks for introducing yourself. You will be seeing me SOON!!!
A smart and responsible decision. Let's get real,-–first things first. Best wishes with respect to getting all the health issues resolved.
hope u drop dead cannon
If only he would. It's been a great black history month so far.
You sound so envious, i love it. Enjoy your commenting on a forum you loser.
Sammy - it is people like you that make this world such a nasty place. Keep your mouth shut if you can't say nice things about anyone. What has Nick done to you? ZIP IT!!!
Hope that happens to you sammy cause the world definitely does not need more negative ar$es like you running around loose.
Be careful what you wish for others...ultimately you are wishing the same for yourself...
What you wish for others will happen to you. It's the law of attraction and Karma! You evil person!
JigglyWhatever and Sammy-the-hater-tard, it's one thing to be an @zzhole and another to go out of your way to let everyone else know that you are. Get off your @zzes and do something constructive!
You are a sad hater. Jealousy is poison be careful.
Another useless coward on the internet....sad state of affair our world is in...the internet is a tool for trollish cowards who would otherwise not express themselves face to face with someone as they do posting comments to rile people up...get a life gobber there are more important things in the world to care about.
WHY? He's done MORE in his life in giving back to people, than you ever will. We need more people like him in this world, and as a role model for children. SHAME ON YOU!!!!
You are a sick person. What a heartless thing to say, but have no fear because you reap what you sow.
You are such a sick human being. You disgust me
Sammy may your heart explode in your chest from all the hatred and bitter resentment you have towards people! Seriously! You think you can say hateful mean spirited things and people won’t wish the same for you!
Sammy was trolling and the rest of you idiots bought it hook, line and sinker!
Sammy and Jiggly.......thanks for wishing death on someone.....make sure the grave you're digging for Nick that you dig one for each of you! karma! Trailer park dwelling losers!
One small post gets everyone riled up and defensive! lol Love it!
Come on Sammy lighten up my friend, you got no nookie for some time, be chillin' my man. Do a solo in the bathroom man, get that anger out. Choke your chicken my friend, do it baby, make it good for you, understan what i'm sayin?
Wow! Even if you posted this for sh!ts and giggles to see how many replies you get back it's still just plain WRONG! You get what you put out, ya know karma is a b!tch and it will bite you in the @ss some day.
I'm thinking Cannon must've shown Sammy's girl/mom a goodtime at some point and Sammy never got over it. Anyone?
I'm guessing he/she's got a crush on Mariah.
Obama is going to be president for another 4 yrs....how does that make you feel sammy....smh
Wow Sammy can you stir up some sh** or what! ;0)
Oh, this is sad. Please do as you are told so you can be there to give your daughter away at her wedding and grow old with your wife!! Take care and God Bless:-)
Yes and Johanna I hope your doing the same thing and not eating junk food and you should start working out, because YOUR life is just as important and ANYONE'S on the planet, NO ONE is any more important than you are. "Understan what I'm sayin"
THIS is really sad? Let's get a little perspective, Johanna.
Please bless and guide the person writing as Pockets. Dear Pockets, God still loves you.
Pockets might be a nerd troll trying to justify his existance, but Deb, you're just as bad, people like you make me sick.
A very smart decision from a very smart man!
NICK CANNON is Class. He'll be missed! I found this cool Stone & Digital Dave piece. These guys are so cool!
This is the only LIFE YOU have. Take care of it. You are a HUSBAND, FATHER, and ENTERTAINER! I want you to live. I want you to have a good LIFE! Be HUMBLE, and God will take care of you along with Mrs. Cannon!
Very Sad to Se r. Cannon leave the business. But the upside is? The rumor is he will be replaced by Stone & Digital Dave.
I really can't wait to hear what Eminem has to say about this little punk.
Everything was good until you opened your mouth and threw some god in your comment. To bad, you lack the intelligence to understand that we are here because of evolution, our cousins, mine and YOURS are chimps. Its the way it is. The real enemy to the world is RELIGION, look around and I'm sure you will figure out why people are killing one another. Its not that difficult to understand, throw out that comic / sci-fi book called the bible. Its nonsense.
Pockets talks a good game, but he doesn't "know" squat. He thinks he does... but his statement is as much OPINION as the one that he is criticizing. Have a nice day.
I hope Nick gets well soon so he can take care of his lovely family. And pockets... you need to lighten up. Your cousin may be a chimp but not mine. If you evolved from chimps then why are there still chimps and other kinds of primates? Oh...you must have evolved from a certain kind of chimp that's not around anymore. Yeah...right.
Overrated & Overexposed
Goodnight Mr. Funn-....scratch that, you weren't funny wither.
Well the chimps we see now actually evolved too lol, but yeah dude needs to lighten up. Wishing someone well through gods will is a good thing. We need more well wishes and less hate on this rock.