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Nick Cannon reveals cause of recent health scare

America’s Got Talent host Nick Cannon visited ABC’s “Good Morning America”, revealing the cause of the multiple hospitalizations he has faced since the top of the year.

Cannon who recently resigned from his morning radio show in February, citing health concerns spoke of his rare auto-immune condition and the changes he has been making since finding out what has been happening to him.

“The technical term is lupus nephritis,” he explained. “It’s a rare form of lupus that’s just attacking my kidneys. They thought it was just kidney disease and then they were trying to figure out why my immune system was attacking my kidneys and that was sort of the root of it all.”

Cannon revealed that he was surprised by the diagnosis, especially since he was initially diagnosed with kidney failure while on a family vacation with his wife Mariah Carey and their twins Moroccan and Monroe.

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Lupus is unique to it’s carrier, meaning that no two cases are alike, which makes it all the much harder to find a cure.

Did you know that African American women are up to three times as likely as white women to get lupus? However, Lupus does not discriminate, people of all ethnicities and races.

African American women tend to develop lupus at a younger age and have more severe symptoms than white women.

Fans of songstress Toni Braxton, who follow her show Braxton Family Values that airs on WeTV, have become well aware of her battle with Lupus over the last few seasons.

We wish Nick Cannon the best of luck!