Nick Cannon: Mariah Carey's Hospital Emergency Was "Nerve-Racking"

The America's Got Talent host says he and his singer wife are "super ready" to welcome their twins

Nick Cannon and Mariah Carey's twins almost arrived earlier than planned! Earlier this week reports surfaced that the soon-to-be new parents might meet their future son and daughter prematurely, and as Cannon tells the LA Times, he and his wife were definitely panicked!

"They're calling it a 'scare,' but really, it was just nerve-racking," says the expectant dad. "We were in the hospital from 4 a.m. until I don't even know."

"The thing with twins is that you want them in their natural incubator as long as possible. They might be ready to come out, but we need them to stay in for a while," he continues. "(Mariah) is super ready." Whether Cannon is ready is another matter -- "I am probably going to faint in the delivery room!" he tweeted recently.

The superstar parents' babies are officially due May 14, but Canon suspects they'll come earlier. In the meantime, Carey is enjoying her pregnancy. Monday she decorated her baby-bump and posted the picture on Twitter. "That's her finding the fun and festiveness through the pain," Cannon says.

The couple's unborn babies have already been inundated with a plethora of baby gifts. "We got so much stuff," he says. "There's all these giant stuffed animals. It looks like Noah's Ark in here. There's giraffes, polar bears, lions."

Cannon is already doing his part to set a good example for his pending little ones, partnering with Feed America and their "Stamp Out Hunger" initiative. "One thing I want to make sure of as I raise my children (is that) they definitely have to be involved in these types of things," he says. "Just because they’re a little more well off -- and lucky, really -- I want them to be able to realize they need to do this."

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