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Nick Cannon is not having a healthy year. The television and radio personality told his morning radio listeners that his hospitalization for mild kidney failure in January isn't the only health scare he's faced in 2012.
The America's Got Talent host revealed that he was hospitalized last week to treat two blood clots in his lung and an enlarged right ventricle. So what's to blame for the continued health issues? His physician says his schedule is the culprit.
"My doctor was saying that my work is going to kill me -- and he's not joking," Cannon told his 92.3 NOW-FM audience. "I think part of the reason why my health did kind of deteriorate was because I wasn't resting a lot and I was doing too much. I was overworking myself, working out too much."
Plus, he explained that frequent fliers like him are susceptible to blood clots.
"It was quite serious," Cannon, 31, said. "I was trying to downplay it a lot, even in my own mind. I travel a lot. Anyone who flies a lot can be a victim to getting blood clots because it can start in your legs or your lower back. That, on top of my previous condition made me more prone to it."
Cannon is aware that his work ethic could be putting him at risk, and he's willing to take time off, not just for his health but for his family -- wife Mariah Carey and "dem babies" Monroe and Moroccan, 9 months.
"I always took a lot of pride in working so hard and never taking a day off," Cannon admitted. "But I'm learning that it isn't the wisest thing all the time, especially being a new father. Not only wanting to spend more time with my children, but wanting to be there for my children."
We're hoping Nick Cannon takes it easy and we wish him well on the road to recovery!