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Nick Cannon being transferred to LA hospital for kidney illness

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 5, 2012 12:00:00 AM PST
Nick Cannon is being transferred to a hospital in Los Angeles as he tries to recover from a kidney illness.

His wife, Mariah Carey, tweeted Wednesday 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.

Cannon is in stable condition, but Carey tweeted that he's in a lot pain, saying he's suffering from "mild kidney failure."

The "America's Got Talent" host tweeted to his followers, "Currently being transferred [sic] to a hospital in LA. Thank you all for all your love, prayers and concern. You know me... I will be a'ight."

Carey 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.