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Nick Cannon Shares His Lupus Journey 10 Years After Diagnosis

Jill O'Rourke

Jill O'Rourke

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The Masked Singer host Nick Cannon was diagnosed with lupus 10 years ago. To mark this anniversary, Cannon shared an emotional video detailing his journey with the disease on his talk show. It includes clips with his ex-wife Mariah Carey as he documented his symptoms.


Nick Cannon Shares Lupus Journey on His Talk Show

Lupus is an autoimmune disease in which the immune system attacks the body’s healthy tissues. In the video, Cannon shares that his first symptoms included swelling, shortness of breath, and pain his right side. Cannon had edema in his body, causing swelling in his face, legs, and even abdomen.

In one clip, Cannon shares that the doctors “found two blood clots in my lungs, really life-threatening.” He had to adjust his busy lifestyle at the time to deal with his health issues. In a voiceover, Cannon shares that he’s had a “decade of close calls, blood transfusions, chemotherapy, and hospitalizations.”

“Throughout this journey, I had to change everything about the way I live my life, and it wasn’t easy,” Cannon explained, before cutting to a clip in which he talks about his renal diet. Although he wanted to eat cupcakes and Cheetos, he had to stick to fruits and vegetables.


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How Has Cannon Handled His Diagnosis Over the Years?

“Like the phoenix rising through the ashes, I felt my strength coming back,” Cannon says in a voiceover. “Day by day, I laid a foundation both mentally and physically to build back the life that I had almost lost to this disease. In my mind, having these health issues isn’t necessarily a bad thing.”

“God’s plans are always bigger than our problems,” Cannon wrote on Instagram to mark the 10-year anniversary of his lupus diagnosis.


Cannon shared that he hopes to help others by sharing his own experience with lupus. He said he’s “still pushing through” and thanked fans for sharing their own health journeys with him. Cannon dedicated the episode of his show to health and wellness.

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About the Author

Jill O'Rourke
Jill O’Rourke is a contributor at Talent Recap, writing news stories and recaps for shows like ‘AGT,’ ‘The Voice,’ and ‘American Idol.’ She graduated from the University of Georgia with a degree in English and Film Studies, and has been writing about pop culture since 2012, with previous bylines at Crushable and A Plus. Jill spends her free time binge-watching sitcoms and daydreaming about life as a hobbit

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