(CBS) Nick Cannon has been transported to a Los Angeles hospital for further treatment after suffering from what's being described as "minor kidney failure."
The 31-year-old radio and TV host was laid up in a hospital in Aspen, Colo. while ringing in the New Year with his wife Mariah Carey and their two children.
Despite the circumstances, the entertainer is maintaining a positive attitude. "You know me... I will be a'ight," he tweeted.He also thanked fans for their "love, prayers and concern."
It was Carey who broke the news about Cannon's hospital visit. "Please pray for Nick as he's fighting to recover from a mild kidney failure," she tweeted on Wednesday, noting that her hubby was in a lot of pain.
So what exactly is "minor kidney failure"? Dr. Bryan Becker, the past president of the National Kidney Foundation, told People, "Normally when this happens, medically, we call it acute kidney injury ... The decrease in kidney function could have been due to an illness of some sort or taking an over-the-counter medication like Motrin or Advil. It could also be due to dehydration."