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Nick Cannon Comes Clean on Kidney Disease

Kevin Mazur/WireImage(NEW YORK) -- Nick Cannon has admitted what really happened when he was hospitalized earlier this month with “mild kidney failure,” as his wife Mariah Carey put it.

“They thought it was kidney stones...then a kidney infection,” Cannon said on his New York City-based radio show. “They found out my kidneys weren’t functioning well.” He added, “We didn’t want to say ‘kidney failure’ so people would think I gotta get new kidneys and Gary Coleman and all that stuff, so we said ‘mild kidney failure.’”

Now he’s drinking a lot of water and has a, “couple more procedures” to go through. “Overall, I’m good,” he said. “I’m feeling 100 percent.”

Cannon was initially hospitalized in Aspen, Colo., on Jan. 4. He was later moved to a Los Angeles hospital.

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