After spending the holidays in the hospital due to unexpected complications from lupus, Nick Cannon was finally released Thursday. The Saddle River resident took to Instagram to share the good news just before the New Year.
“I broke out that joint!!!!” Nick captioned the video after leaving Los Angeles’ Cedars-Sinai Medical Center after a two-week stay. “Stuffed some pillows under the covers and ran out like the little rascals!! LOL.”
The 36-year-old is clearly in good spirits despite having to undergo five blood transfusions. “Straight from the hospital bed to the studio,” he said in the video. “Honestly, I feel great… this is no pity party. We’re back at it again. … Five blood transfusions, what? Naw, it ain’t nothing.”
The America’s Got Talent host, who shares 5-year-old twins Moroccan and Monroe with ex-wife Mariah Carey, released another upbeat video a day before his release. “What’s good? I got so much love for y’all. Thank you so much. I’m still in this hospital but I’m about to get out up here, for real, and I’m letting you know we’re about to take it to a whole new level,” said Nick in the Instagram video.
He added, “I’ve just been sitting here, reflecting, and I can’t sit here dormant no more. I’m about to take it to a whole new level, different stratosphere, different mesosphere. I’m sitting here just getting stronger, just, like, Iron Man strong, Incredible Hulk type strong. And Buddha said it best: ‘Every morning that you wake up, you are born again. And it matters what you do today the most.’ So we’re about to take it out of here. I want you to go on this journey with me because I appreciate all the love. I didn’t know you all loved me like that. So we’re about to just get on an inspirational journey. Turn this test into a testimony.”
On Monday, pal Kevin Hart visited Nick in the hospital writing on Instagram, “So happy to see my brother @nickcannon getting back to himself. Nothing but love for you man…..”
Nick first opened up about his health problems when he was hospitalized back in 2012 for mild kidney failure and later for blood clots in his lungs. The clots found were directly connected to his kidney infection, according to a statement Nick gave to People. Mariah stood by him at the time. He is now looking forward to becoming a dad for the third time with ex-girlfriend Brittany Bell.