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Nick Cannon quits radio show after blood clot, heart issues

11:56 AM, Feb 17, 2012   |    comments
Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon
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NEW YORK -- Nick Cannon told listeners this morning that he is quitting his 92.3 NOW (WXRK) radio show this morning.

"The news is out. This job is killing me," he said on the air. "... What I need to recuperate for my body to get stronger ... these are the hours I need to be sleeping. ... I've been going hard."

He said he spent several days in the hospital last week. "I actually had two blood clots in my lungs ... and because of the blood clots ... the right side of my heart was enlarged."

Speaking on his radio show, he said: "I have been in the hospital since Friday, and actually, it's quite serious. My antibodies [in] my immune system were attacking my organs and it made my body even weaker."

Last month, he was hospitalized after suffering "mild kidney failure."

Cannon, who with Mariah Carey has twin babies, said his doctor told him he was lucky to have survived the health scare. "My doctor was like, 'Luckily, you're in shape, because most people who get blood clots in their lungs can't breathe and they stop breathing, like, forever.'"

He will continue to host America's Got Talent.

USA Today

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