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Nick Cannon hospitalized for 'mild kidney failure'

Mariah Carey is seen sharing a hospital bed with husband Nick Cannon, who is reportedly suffering from a kidney illness, according to the singer's Twitter account. (mariahcarey.com)

January 4, 2012 12:00:00 AM PST
Mariah Carey's husband, Nick Cannon, is spending the first week of 2012 in the hospital, according to the singer.

Carey tweeted that Cannon, 31, is suffering from "mild kidney failure." His representative confirmed Cannon's hospitalization in Aspen, Colo., where he and Carey were vacationing.

Carey posted a picture on her website of Cannon in a hospital bed as she lay beside him.

She asked for prayers and said Cannon's situation was "very painful." She later called it a "serious moment that's very tough on all of us."

The two became parents of twins, a boy and a girl, last year.

Cannon's representative had no further information Wednesday about his condition, but said he is still hospitalized.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.