Nick Cannon is forever grateful for Mariah Carey standing by him when he was first diagnosed with lupus.
The comedian has praised Carey on multiple occasions for being a great wife and mother. However, Cannon says that during his health scare, she stepped up in ways that he will never forget.
“She was my rock. She went hard. To be honest, I probably wouldn’t be alive if it wasn’t for how hard she went with the doctors, with me, my stubbornness,” Cannon shared with podcast host Steven Bartlett during an interview with him for “The Diary Of A CEO” podcast.
Cannon was diagnosed with lupus in 2012. The disease has led to some pretty close calls, with the “Drumroll” actor experiencing kidney failure and potentially deadly blood clots in his lungs. Through it all, Carey prevailed as the “perfect helpmate, the perfect matriarch, the perfect mom, the perfect wife in those scenarios.” Even after divorcing in 2016, Cannon still has the utmost respect for the “One Sweet Day” vocalist.
Having lupus is partially what motivated Cannon to have more children outside of his and Carey’s twins, Moroccan and Monroe. However, he may have gone overboard with his procreation plan, now the father to 12 kiddos across six different women. Thankfully, his health has seemingly improved over the years, despite being unsure if he would survive long enough to see his children grow up. He was hospitalized last year for pneumonia but has since bounced back.