Doctor’s Orders: Nick Cannon Steps Down from Live Radio Show

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Listeners of 92.3 NOW’s Rollin’ with Nick Cannon will soon be left with radio silence, as the host is leaving the live talk show.

“A bitter sweet morning. I have to stop my radio show. Doctors orders,” Nick Cannon tweeted today. “The Doctors found blood clots in my lungs and said if I don’t slow down and stop working so hard then it’s a wrap!”

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He elaborated in remarks carried by the station, saying that he needed to curtail his hosting responsibilities in order to get healthier. “Under doctor’s orders, I have been asked to put my health first and cut back on some of my professional commitments in order to allow my body to get the rest that it needs to keep up with the demands of my multi-tasking schedule,” his statement read in part.

Cannon had been hospitalized in January for what his wife, Mariah Carey, described at the time as “mild kidney failure.” On Wednesday, he told listeners on his show that he also spent time in the hospital last week. “I learned that I had blood clots in my lungs … an enlarged ventricle in the right side of my heart,” he said on 92.3 radio.

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As per Cannon’s statement, he’ll still be hosting the syndicated Cannon’s Countdown on the weekends. No word as to whether he’ll resume his gig hosting America’s Got Talent on NBC.