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Doctor Orders Nick Cannon to Step Down as Radio Host

Gary Gershoff/WireImage(NEW YORK) -- Nick Cannon is stepping down as host of his daily New York City radio morning show because of his ongoing health issues.

In a statement issued by Cannon, he said, “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.”

Cannon said he’ll continue to host his syndicated weekend show.

Last Friday, the 31-year-old America’s Got Talent host was in the hospital getting tests done when he was found to have two blood clots in his lungs, he told listeners.

“I also had an enlarged ventricle in my heart,” he said.

Doctors discovered that Cannon’s immune system was attacking his organs, and that the condition was exacerbated by his extensive traveling.

“That, on top of my previous condition, actually made me more prone to this,” Cannon said. “If it isn’t one thing, it’s another.”

In January, Cannon was hospitalized for mild kidney failure while he was vacationing with his wife, Mariah Carey, and their twins Morrocan and Monroe.  He was later transferred to a Los Angeles hospital to recover.

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