Nick Cannon will be spending the holidays in the hospital

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Nick Cannon reveals he’ll be spending the holidays in the hospital.

According to the 36-year-old actor, he was recently hospitalized due to complications with lupus, an autoimmune disease in which the immune system attacks its own tissues.

On Thursday, the “America’s Got Talent” host broke the news via Instagram. “For all who have been trying to contact me the last few days this is where I’ve been,” he wrote to his fans, informing them of his stay at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. “And I will be in the Hospital through Christmas.”

“All good though, Doctors say I will be back to normal before the New Year, #LupusSucks #ncredible #warrior,” he concluded.

Of course, this isn’t the first time the father-of-two, who is expecting a third baby with former Miss Arizona U.S.A. Brittany Bell, has faced serious health issues.

In January 2011, he was hospitalized for kidney failure. A month prior, he received treatment for two blood clots discovered in his lungs. “Currently being transferred to a hospital in LA,” Cannon tweeted at the time. “Thank you all for all your love, prayers and concern. You know me… I will be a’ight.”

Meanwhile, Mariah Carey’s ex told People at the time that the kidney disease was a result of an “autoimmune disease that [doctors] found in my system,” and his blood clots were directly connected to his kidney infection.

“The blood clot thing was probably the scariest because … I’ve known people who have passed away from that,” he told the magazine. “I thought I was getting better,” he continued, “and then that happened, so that kind of came out of nowhere.”

“I feel blessed to be alive. If it wasn’t discovered, I don’t know [what would have happened],” he added.

When asked if his condition was hereditary, the rapper admitted he wasn’t aware of any family history concerning his illness. He said, “They kind of say [my] autoimmune [disease] is – like a lupus type of thing, but no one else in my family has it.”

Get well soon, Cannon.

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