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Nick Cannon told listeners of his New York radio show today that he was hospitalized for the fourth time in three months last week after suffering pain in his chest and right arm.

Cannon was recently diagnosed with acute kidney failure. He underwent surgery in Los Angeles and returned for further treatment in January.

Cannon had to check in with the doc again last Friday. He was diagnosed with blood clots in his lungs and an enlarged ventricle in his heart.

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He said, “Admitting it was “quite serious.” 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 (from sitting for an extended period of time). That, on top of my previous condition (kidney failure) made me more prone to (getting blood clots). I couldn’t sleep because I was in so much pain. I was having a lot of pain in my back.”

Cannon said, “My doctor was saying that my work is going to kill me – and he’s not joking. 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”.

“I always took a lot of pride in working so hard and never taking a day off. 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.”

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