Nick Cannon hospitalized for “mild” kidney failure, Mariah makes it all about her

Nick Cannon is in the hospital! Mariah Carey is making it all about her! Of course. Anyway, Nick is apparently in an Aspen hospital with “mild” kidney failure, a diagnostic term I am unfamiliar with. Isn’t it just kidney failure or NOT kidney failure? Is there a “mild” form of it? Mariah tweeted the above photo of Nick in his hospital bed. Of course Mariah is draped on him. Because when your kidneys are failing, you really want you wife to make it all about HER. I mean, I love Mariah and everything, but please, Mimi, let Nick have it. Let him have a day where it’s all about him. Here’s what Mariah had to say:

This is us in the hospital – role reversal; Last year it was me attached to the machines (after having dembabies) and Nick was there with me through it, and now here we are.

We’re trying to be as festive as possible under the circumstances but please keep Nick in your thoughts because this is very painful. They tried to kick me out of the hospital but here I am pon de bed with Mr. C.

We’re doing OK but we’re “straaaaaanded in Aspen”. #DramaticDivaPlace (I know, we could be in a lot worse places) but the truth is as long as we’re together, we’re OK. I’m not trying to make light out of the situation because it’s a serious moment that’s very tough on all of us so please keep us and our family in your prayers. LYM.

[From Mariah’s website]

I don’t get the whole “stranded in Aspen” thing. It’s not really “stranded” if Mariah is simply staying with her husband who apparently needed emergency medical care, right? Aspen does have qualified doctors and surgeons, yes? Whatever. Prayers for Nick. He’s going to need them. Kidney failure is no joke, however “mild.”

Header photo courtesy of Mariah’s Twitter. Additional pics by Fame.

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  1. Kaboom says:

    Must be like a mild case of pregnancy.

  2. Jezi says:

    Ugh!!! This is why she annoys me. Always has and always will. Amazing voice, gorgeous kids but still utterly vapid.

  3. PrettyTarheel says:

    Of course it’s all about her. We recognize this is Mariah right?
    On a side note, how CUTE are dembabies?!?! I am loving the coordinated white outfits.

  4. Kimlee says:

    But isen’t that what Mimi does make everything about her and this Aspen pictures of Mimi posing hard for the paparazzi is pathetic.

    I will say I hope he gets better soon.

  5. kazoo says:

    What is her fat ass doing in the bed with him? LOL.

    • Evelyn says:

      Whoa! She had twins eight months ago, and I really don’t think she’s fat. She’s fuller, but id never look at her and think, “wow, what a fatass”

  6. Iggles says:

    Is it just me… I don’t see anything wrong with what she wrote?

    Some situations you can either laugh or cry. She is trying to stay positive and upbeat about his health scare.

    • DarkEmpress says:

      I think that Kaiser is trying to find something to criticize about Mariah.I think that the last sentence of her statement conveyed that she really is worried. She just doesnt want to get depressed about the situation. Even when she when she had pre-eclampsyia and diabetes during her pregnancy she was making jokes.

      • SolitaryAngel says:

        As a member of the medical profession, I can tell you that if Nick’s doctors asked Mimi to leave—then she is having a negative effect on the patient! This is not a joking, picture–tweeting situation here. The man is ill and she needs to clear her big ass out of his hospital bed (smh) and let him be treated properly, which includes rest and quiet!! So, no ma’am–Kaiser is NOT just looking for something negative to say about MC. Mariah needs to get a damn clue.

      • Alix says:

        The poor guy is really sick, and he can’t even get through it in private. Really, did this picture need to be taken? SolitaryAngel is right — if the docs told her to leave and she didn’t, she is hurting, not helping. But leaving the room isn’t much of a photo op, is it? At least get out of the man’s damn bed!

    • Darlene says:

      I agree with you; I see nothing wrong with what she wrote. They are a sweet couple. Is she high-maintenance? You bet. But he seems to not mind it and in fact, love her quite a bit. I like them both.

  7. mln76 says:

    She means kidney INFECTION not failure. There is no such thing as mild kidney failure jeez.

    • kazoo says:

      LOLOL. I was wondering that! Kidney failure is…bad. Kidney infection is not nearly as bad.

      • Liz says:

        Yeah, that makes far more sense. Mariah Carey was simply exaggerating and attention ho’ing.

        And I’m glad his kidneys aren’t failing.

      • Polkasox says:

        He could have kidney failure related to an infection or stone, but yes, there are varying degrees of Kinsey failure. Only end stage kidney failure requires dialysis. Any type of kidney failure is serious but at least he caught it before it got worse.

    • Toot says:

      Well, you can have mild kidney failure because your kidneys are still working, but not like they should or total kidney failure when you need dialysis or a transplant, so her wording is right.

      • ol cranky says:

        renal “failure” is not mild regardless of whether it’s acute or chronic. He’s probably showing signs of some acute renal insufficiency that could be secondary to infection and/or dehydration.

    • steph says:

      There is too mild kidney failure, and it progresses to severe. At different phases of the failure the kidneys either excrete or retain urine in an effort to keep the body’s fluid status stable.

  8. Sasha says:

    Ha, I think he loves her and knew what he was getting into. Didn’t she play her own CDs at the birth and Nick was like ‘come on, this is Mariah Carey, what did you expect?’. I think they work well together and I hope he gets better soon! Especially for dembabies!

  9. Tazina says:

    She’s not a doctor for heaven’s sake. So she said “failure” – big deal. It’s not all about her. If it was she wouldn’t be lying there without a scrap of make-up on. And when you have young children you worry even more and it isn’t all about you.

    I hardly think they planned to end up in the hospital on their Aspen vacation. Whoo-hooo – what fun!

    • Alix says:

      On the contrary, it IS all about her. “Look at me, lying on my husband’s gurney, barely letting him breathe, sending the media pix of him while he’s seriously ill in the hospital! What a supportive wifey I am!” Pathetic.

  10. Sarah says:

    There is such a thing as mild renal failure. Probably a more precise term is “renal insufficiency.” It means the kidneys are injured but still functioning somewhat. (I’m a physician)

  11. Liz says:

    Renal FAILURE means that someone’s Glomerular Filtration Rate, or GRE is less than 25% – possibly less than 15%.

    The GRE basically measures how much fluid your kidney(s) can filter in any given time, so in kidney FAILURE, they’re basically working at majorly reduced capacity.

    There is no such thing as “mild kidney failure”. You could refer to “mild kidney DISEASE”, or “renal INSUFFIENCY” but, if it’s really mild, a person probably won’t need to be hospitalised suddenly.

    Wow, Carey’s statement makes me mad. I’d like to give her the benefit of the doubt and say she just spoke off the cuff and was trying not to worry anyone. Maybe she means an infection, or mild renal insufficiency? She’s not a medical professional, after all.

    But she clearly planned her statement down to the smallest detail, and she made it all about her! Why not just say he’s ill and ask for prayers? Why all the other baggage?

  12. Esmom says:

    Wow she is a handful isn’t she? That being said I think the shot of them in the hospital bed is kinda sweet.

  13. mel says:

    Really not sure how she made it all about her – I also think she is just not educated so this is kind of meh to me. I do hope her husband is ok.

  14. the original bellaluna says:

    So where are DemBabies while she’s monopolising Nick’s hospital bed?

    I had a bi-lateral kidney infection once (NOT mild) and all I got was IV antibiotics, oral antibiotics & pain meds at the urgent care. (I had to go back 3 days in a row for more IV antibiotics.)

    • Jo 'Mama' Besser says:

      Jinkies. It’s crazy, these things for which we can’t get the time of day anymore. I think of how long my mother was in hospital when she gave birth to me–a completely normal in every respect birth–to the giant ‘Screweth Ye Off, All Those Who Presume To Enter’ signs pasted over hospital entrances these days. Different times.

  15. Lindsey G. says:

    Kaiser, dear, there are stages of renal failure, yes. None of them are identified as mild, though. Either way, she’s not a doctor, so no need to beat her up for not knowing how to correctly refer to her husband’s ailments, whatever it actually is.

    • Alix says:

      There’s always the crazy notion that her husband’s ailment is nobody’s business, but I doubt that would occur to her.

  16. Stacia says:

    Why is she all up on him in the bed squishing his already deliciate organs. I belive she’s really trying to uplift his spirits but geez,let the man recover.

    • Gina says:

      If I was his nurse, I would have jerked her fat arse off that bed faster than she can say “butterfly”. If she is circumventing patient care and being and thorn, the hospital will kick her out no matter who she is. She needs to straighten up.

  17. hatsumomo says:

    She’s not that bad, if asked, Im sure Mr.Carey would gush how much he loved having her there for him.

  18. Jayna says:

    Mimi is a diva and annoying, but I love Nick. Get well, Nick. I do like them as a couple, the ying and yang of it all.

  19. deaany says:

    Renal failure can in fact be mild, as failure of the kidneys is determined in degrees, and one can be in any “degree” of failure at a given time. The GFR is a big part of it (Liz mentioned it above), but renal failure CAN be sudden onset or more chronic, depending on what causes it. Either way, it really is a cause for concern, especially when Nick is so young.

  20. apsutter says:

    I love that picture of them wearing white with the babies! I really love how demurely she has dressed since having the babies.

  21. The Original Mia says:

    Neither mild kidney failure nor kidney infection. He was dehydrated.

  22. RobN says:

    Actually I think the picture is kind of sweet. I think she really is crazy about him and considering her weird past, I think it’s nice that things have gone so well for them.

    If it was all about her, she wouldn’t be lying there in flannel pants and no make-up.

  23. Girl says:

    Uh-oh! After-market car seat covers on dembabies car seats. Voids the warranty and most likely aren’t fire-retardant. Big no-no.

    • Belle Epoch says:

      This comment really struck me. It’s the difference between a regular mommy, who knows the score about baby seats, and a celebrity mommy, who knows nothing and is all about matching $2000 inserts. Some smart regular mommy will start a business “consulting” to the stars about this stuff – since they are CLUELESS.

      • alibeebee says:

        i betcha she had the made custom from the car seat manufacturer. she probably put in a wholesale order for her personal use in every colour combo imaginable.. that’s how MC rolls..

  24. KC says:

    Full disclosure; I am a bit of a diva, but i just see nothing wrong here. I think Nick is like my fiancee- just goes with the flow and laughs at me when I’m ridiculous. I know I may be naive, but I honestly, truly believe they love each other and are a great match (and i think that about no one in celebrityville- EXCEPT LEANN RIMES AND EDDIE (JKJKJKJKJKJKJKJK)).

    I hope he recovers soon and those kidneys get to full working capacity.

    • Callumna says:

      Awww, I think that’s cute. Mild, sweet divas and their adorers — if the adorer is secure and together — are usually a great match.

      If there is no manipulation on her part and no controlling weirdness on his it’s often a real happy union. Good luck.

  25. Callumna says:

    Kidney failure sounds serious so I hope all’s well.

    The family pic is very cute.

  26. V says:

    When i heard ‘mild kidney failure’ I assumed it was a nice way of saying ‘mild alcohol poisoning.’

  27. Michel says:

    I like how she has little or no make up on and regular clothes. she looks like a wife that’s been at the hospital all night. And after I had my C-section, I had my husband crawl in bed with me because I was scared so big deal.

  28. NYC_girl says:

    Maybe he’s just passing a stone. Is “mild” kidney failure similar to “mild” heart failure? Hope the guy is OK. Seriously, she should get off the damn bed and let him rest whatever is going on!

  29. original sandy says:

    poor nick, i hope he gets better, i think mc loves her husband and nick likes her near him.

  30. Feebee says:

    I think there was no way she was carrying either baby but saw the paps and put her hand on one car seat to make it look like she was at least helping.

    If mild kidney failure is from dehydration (and exhaustion?) it would be funny if not so serious.

  31. Janiece says:

    I honestly don’t ‘get’ all the attacks on her over lying next to HER HUSBAND on the hospital bed. What the? I would have thought that was normal. Maybe she should sit in a plastic chair several meters from the bed, would that satisfy you? If your spouse is really sick, you want to comfort them and be next to them and they want you to lay down with them. I honestly don’t get why her laying on the bed with her own spouse is a bad thing. Its sweet, good and endearing.

  32. Nev says:

    pon de bed.
    remaining festive.


    love her.