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Nick Cannon On the Mend After 'Minor Kidney Failure': UPDATE

UPDATE: Nick Cannon has been transported to a Los Angeles hospital for further treatment after suffering from what's being described as "minor kidney failure."

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) - TV Host, actor and 92.3 NOW FM morning show host Nick Cannon isn't having the best start to his new year.

While on vacation in Aspen, Colorado with his wife Mariah Carey and their 9-month-old twins Moroccan and Monroe (Roc & Roe), their holidays took an ugly turn when one of Nick's kidneys failed.

After the scare, Mariah got on Twitter and asked her fans to pray for Nick. She also tweeted a picture of Nick in a hospital bed attached to monitors and IVs, while she laid in bed with him:

Please pray for Nick as he's fighting to recover from a mild kidney failure. #mybraveman

She later posted the following update to her website:

"This is us in the hospital – role reversal; Last year it was me attached to the machines (after having dembabies) and Nick was there with me through it, and now here we are.

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."

We're trying to be as festive as possible under the circumstances but please keep Nick in your thoughts because this is very painful. They tried to kick me out of the hospital but here I am pon de bed with Mr. C.

We're doing OK but we're "straaaaaanded in Aspen". #DramaticDivaPlace (I know, we could be in a lot worse places) but the truth is as long as we're together, we're OK. I'm not trying to make light out of the situation because it's a serious moment that's very tough on all of us so please keep us and our family in your prayers."

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."

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