Kevin Hart surprises friend Nick Cannon with holiday hospital visit during lupus battle

Kevin Hart (L) and Nick Cannon participate in the NBA All-Star Celebrity Game 2014 at New Orleans Arena on February 14, 2014 in New Orleans, Louisiana.Leon Bennett/Getty Images

Nick Cannon might have been forced to spend his Christmas in the hospital, but that doesn’t mean there was any shortage of holiday cheer. The 36-year-old Saddle River resident was paid a surprise visit by his good friend and Real Husbands of Hollywood co-star Kevin Hart to help boost his spirits and spark a few laughs.

On Monday, Kevin posted a fun photo to his various social media accounts of his time at the hospital with Nick, who was recently admitted to the hospital due to complications with lupus, an autoimmune disease. The two were joined by American civil rights activist Dick Gregory. The Wild ‘n Out creator and host was pictured smiling from ear to ear from the amount of love and appreciation he felt in the room.

“So happy to see my brother@nickcannon getting back to himself,” Kevin wrote on his Instagram. “Nothing but love for you man…..#GetWellNick #Ncredible.”

Overwhelmed by the amount of compassion radiating his way from his family, friends and fans, the America’s Got Talent host decided to share a special message to his personal Instagram account to show his gratitude. He posted the same photo showing just how thankful he is and revealing positive progress has been made regarding his current state of health.

Back in 2012, Nick suffered minor kidney failure that landed him in the hospital. He was later hospitalized again for blood clots in his lungs. The blood clots were directly connected to his kidney infection.

“Man, so many loving strong vibrations came to visit me in the hospital today,” Nick wrote on his Instagram about the surprise visit. “Thank you to EVERYONE for all the gifts, messages, comments, the time, the love and the prayers… I’m getting there!!! And once I’m back… it’s about to be #Ncredible.”

Although the father of two was not given a specific release date, Nick is hoping to be released before the new year kicks off.

Get well soon Nick! We’re hoping for a speedy recovery.