Friday, March 02, 2012

Nick Cannon Says He Has Lupus - Kind Of


Even Nick Cannon does not know exactly what is wrong with him. He says that he has an autoimmune disease like Lupus, but it is not Lupus. So what is it? He never says. He just says that he will continue to suffer health issues for the rest of his life. I noticed that none of these issues started until after he got together with Mariah Carey. Stress? Body breaking down? Nick almost died a few months ago when blood clots floated to his lungs. He also has kidney disease and the proud father of dem babies, and the worst baby names of all time.

39 comments:

Vicki Cupper said...

Jebus!! Maybe he has Sickle Cell Anemia. Dude, take care of yourself!

MISCH said...

Lupus is beyond nasty....
Vicki Cupper you could be right !

MAC said...

I read an article a while ago, that was about how these type of auto-immune disorders are on the rise (mostly in women, but men as well).

Allison said...

Sickle cell disease isn't an auto-immune disease, I don't believe. I may be wrong. Whatever it is, I hope he takes care of himself.

Ida Blankenship said...

Ugh. Please don't blame Mariah for this. They appear to make each other really happy. And stupid names aside, dem babies are ADORABLE, and I do NOT say that about all children.

He's awfully young. I hope his health improves soon.

Seachica said...

I don't appreciate the implication here that Mariah is the cause of his disease. Yes, she is a diva. But diseases aren't caused by that. It's just as likely that he is paying more attention to his health now that he is married and has kids, and Mariah is why he is now taking care of himself.

I have never played the m card on this site. Enty, don't make me do it.

__-__=__ said...

Oh no. This is very sad. Neither Lupus nor sickle cell is anything to take lightly. He seems like such a good guy. So wrong.

Cecilia00 said...

Honestly Enty, this is a serious health matter. Was a Mariah dig necessary?

hunter said...

I read that he works his ass off a la Ryan Seacrest.

Poor guy probably needs to slow down and chillax. My uncle has some similar mystery immunity thing that didn't come up until his 50s/60s and now he chillaxes in Hawaii (previously had stressful job).

Chillaxing apparently is one of the only remedies for this type of thing.

Little Miss Smoke and Mirrors said...

Lupus makes sense with the kidney disease. He probably has SLE.

DP said...

Notice, he seemed healthy and well when hosting America's Got Talent last summer. He didn't get sick until the fall. Could he have contracted something from Mariah Carey? I wish him the best

xoxotoe said...

could be antiphospholipid antibody syndrome (aps) or factor V...there are a host of blood clotting disorders. i was tested for all of them when pregnant with my son 3 yrs ago, and i have aps.

Krab said...

They may not know exactly what's wrong with him. I have an autoimmune disease too, but they're not sure what it is. I've had it for 20+ years. It's really not a joke, Enty.

Cheryl said...

i really can't hate on these two because they seem to make each other happy and they aren't hurting anyone. I agree with the prescription for chillax.

FS said...

I wish him nothing but the best, he seems like a really decent guy. I hope that his doctors will send him to a nutritionist and see if stripping certain foods from his diet will help him. Unfortunately, the food supply in the US is so screwed up, I wouldn't be surprised if this was related to wheat, corn, soy or something else that has been ruined by Monsanto or BSF.

MommaBear said...

I believe him. He probably does have an autoimmune disease, and it may have symptoms similar to lupus, but not quite, so it remains unnamed. The problem with autoimmune diseases is that there are so many and so difficult to diagnose.

My mom has been suffering from what appears to be an inherited autoimmune disease for years. The doctors don't know what it is and aren't holding out hope that they can treat it properly.

So I feel for Nick and his family. And to @Krab...hang in there.

Mutiny said...

There are more than 50 autoimmune diseases. There is lots of cross-over between symptoms and organ involvement. I have been diagnosed with three: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Sjogren's Syndrome and Raynaud's Syndrome and it looks like my doctor maybe adding a type of cutaneous lupus to the list. It doesn't really matter what it is called, the treatments are similar.

I personally think that all autoimmune diseases are branches of the same tree, since there is so much cross-over.

I wish him well and I know from experience how difficult and how life changing these diseases are.

Also Venus Williams has spoken about her diagnosis of Sjogren's Syndrome.

March is Autoimmune Disease Awareness Month. Many call these diseases "invisible" because on the outside we don't look sick, but in reality it is like a civil war is being fought in our cells-immune system cells working to destroy healthy organ tissue.

hunter said...

Woah woah woah - hey there -

"Unfortunately, the food supply in the US is so screwed up, I wouldn't be surprised if this was related to wheat, corn, soy or something else that has been ruined by Monsanto or BSF."

I think that's a bit extreme, the rest of us seem to be fine and if it was related to the "food supply in the US" then he would also be 300 pounds, no?

Mutiny said...

Forgot to add (brain fog-a symptom of various AI diseases)

He could have said lupus like or whatever because most people have heard of lupus, there are so many diseases that no one has really heard of unless you or someone you know has it.

msgirl said...

No, this is nothing to joke about. Autoimmune diseases are awful, with nothing but progression to look forward to. I don't know about all of them, but when MS hits young males, it is fast and debilitating. He needs to stop stress in his life, as that exacerbates it.

As for the food supply, I do think there is something to be said about that and the rise of diseases, once you start reading up about it it's pretty horrifying to learn just how toxic things can be. However, at least for MS, there are so many unknown factors it's not just one thing that sets off the genesis. But I do know that when I am careful about what I eat, I feel better.

I wish him well.

Jewels said...

Interesting that I was just reading on AIs today, and what upheavals they can cause in your life. It would seem pretty realistic to blame food and environmental sources. After spending years living through various testing, and being wrongly diagnosed with a variety of (un)known ailments, changing my diet and adding supplements seems to have helped me the most.

http://www.preventionandhealing.com/articles/Leaky_Gut_and_Leaky_Brain.pdf

YourNameHere said...

You know what? At least he's not out partying & pumping illegal drugs in his system or out getting drunk every night. He seems like a decent guy who is facing some live changing health issues. I wish him nothing but the best for him, his wife and his kids.

Also, it's really none of our business what is wrong with him. He doesn't owe it to anyone to reveal that info.

FS said...

Sorry, hunter, but 'the rest of us' are not fine. The US in general is very unhealthy and more obese than we've ever been. We take more prescription pills for preventable issues than ever before, we are more 'disabled' than ever before (and yes, we are living longer, but at what cost and in what condition?) Our food has been modified to produce its own pesticide at the cellular level. I can absolutely believe that is making people sicker than they realize.

There are corn, wheat, and soy products and by-products hidden in many of our food products that people don't realize, so yes I firmly believe that Nick could benefit from a visit with a nutritionist and a good long look at the food he eats. I would bet that about 80% of our population could, but clean food is expensive as hell so most will just ignore it and grab that loaf of Wonder bread off the shelf and go on about the business of feeding their families as best they can.

Ida Blankenship said...

@FS -- Well said. I completely agree.

I'm not a Michael Pollan worshipper or anything, but reading The Omnivore's Dilemma has rendered it impossible for me to enter a grocery store and not feel a tremendous sense of unease.

Mutiny said...

As someone who struggles with autoimmune everyday, I totally agree that the polluted environment we live in and the food we eat can adversely effect our health and well being. It may not necessarily be the cause of the disease, but it may be the catalyst that pushes the disease into action and flares.

However, genetics should also be a factor and a consideration. I cannot change the fact that people on my father's side of the family have had various autoimmune diseases. It is not surprising that looking at a family history of autoimmune diseases you will find generations of the disease in various forms.

My oldest daughter was tested and does not have the same genetic markers that I do. We still have to get my youngest daughter tested.

I am participating in a cluster study of autoimmune diseases and I am very interested in what the research finds.

old ;ady said...

I was diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis, Osteo Arthritis and Lupus when I was 16. All my brothers and sisters have forms of Arthritis. I have tried different Diets and Supplements and have found a few that work and a LOT that DON't. I have also tried 100's of NATURAL cures that don't work. I am now 57 and have spent over 35 yrs taking medications and having surgeries. Everyone is affected differently and what didn't work for me might work for someone else. The most help besides my Doctors is a book done by Duke Univ. a 20 year study of Arthritis and related diseases. I was told at 18 that at 35 I would be in a wheelchair for the rest of my life. I am not and advances are made every year. Just do not expect a cure soon.

FS said...

Auto Immune diseases are very complicated and I believe although there are commonalities, they have unique characteristics in every single person. That is what makes them so difficult to deal with and to treat, and then add to that dealing with your fellow humans that are skeptical there is anything wrong with you. It is this 'uniqueness' that requires a holistic approach and more patience than Job. Everyone is different and it could take a lifetime to figure out what combination of drugs, diet, supplements, treatments, exercise, etc, works.

Best wishes for everyone here who is dealing with this. I am not in your shoes, but I feel for your pain and frustration.

Mutiny said...

Thank you FS. You are correct about everyone with autoimmune has different responses. There are so many factors that can change how one's body reacts. It took over 20 years until I had a correct diagnosis.

Please talk about about autoimmune diseases and spread the word. It may not get us a cure, but it may help us find better treatments.

fireflies said...

There really are so many AI disorders that sometimes it's not even worth naming it. Every member of my family has one, and only two have exact names. My thoughts go out to Nick, and I hope he finds a way to thrive despite the challenges he faces.

Robin the Mad Photographer said...

Sending out sympathy and best wishes to Nick and all our readers dealing with these types of illnesses. And yes, Enty, I'll join the choir that thinks it's unnecessary to snark on Mariah over this--while I'm sure she's high-maintenance, I would image the staff would handle a lot of that; they seem to be happy together, and they have a beautiful family. Shit happens, no matter who you are or what you do, and all you can do is deal w/it as best you can.

beth said...

He doesn't have sickle cell if this is something he just found out about. You don't spontaneously develop sickle cell in your 20s/30s like you do with many auto-immune diseases.

beth said...

He doesn't have sickle cell if this is something he just found out about. You don't spontaneously develop sickle cell in your 20s/30s like you do with many auto-immune diseases.

BlahFrickinBlah said...

Count me in with the autoimmune patients with no solid diagnosis. I tested positive for lupus once and then negative 3 times after that even though my body acts like it has it. I take my planquenil, vicodin and would be in a shitload of pain if I didn't but they won't say I have lupus. Fucking doctors. I don't think they know shit. Oh and sickle cell is easy to diagnose. Blood sample under a microscope. The red blood cells are literally in the shape of a sickle, hence, the name. I only wish whatever I had was as easy to diagnose.

I feel for you, Nick! It blows!

BlahFrickinBlah said...

I believe you have sickle cell at birth. Both parents have to be carriers.

sunnylove said...

A lot of these unexplained autoimmune diseases could possibly be from Lyme Disease and co- infections ( Bartonella, babesia, mycoplasma, viruses). Mosquitos, ticks, biting flies transmit all sorts of disgusting diseases. Most people don't realize they have contracted these. Mainstream medicine " can't figure it out", because after time passes, they live in your tissues/ organs , not necessarily your blood. Throw in environmental toxins, toxic food, toxic electronics and susceptible genotypes- could be an issue. Diseases can be passed from mother to infant and show their signs later in life . After a stressful event, illness, etc. this is what I have learned with my chronic illness of 10+ years.

The Flower Girl said...

something sounds a bit fishy....

ardleigh said...

My sister has Lupus and she will test postive (they call it a false positive) for many autoimmune diseases, even AIDS. They might have a hard time pinpointing Nick's.

Principessa said...

I agree that while most AI disorders are genetic, food and environment can go a long way towards determining your quality of life, as well as how badly some of the symptoms seem to affect you. Not that I think a diet of natural, organic foods would alleviate symptoms, but it's sure easier for your organs to digest and contributes to an overall sense of well-being. But I think that's true for all of us. I actually think that overly processed foods, preservatives, phthalates, parabens, etc, have contributed to an entire generation of people who are more predisposed to illness than people even 40 or 50 years ago.

Ice Angel said...

I love this site but have to agree with the others on here. This is a serious health concern for this young man in the prime of his life with 2 little ones who need him. I really don't understand the need to for the dig on Mariah or the children's names.

It just goes to show you that no matter your lot in life, we all have our crosses to bear. I hope he is able to manage his disease for his own health and well being and for the sake of his family.