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Nick Cannon to Amanda Bynes: 'I'm Here! Call Me!'

Photo by John Lamparski/WireImage(LOS ANGELES) -- The 5150 involuntary psychiatric hold on Amanda Bynes, 27, was apparently the last straw for Nick Cannon, 32.

The America’s Got Talent host wrote a heartfelt letter Wednesday on his website to address the fact that he sees Bynes’ situation as “no laughing matter.”

Bynes is currently being detained for a mental health evaluation after an incident two weeks ago that involved a fire outside a residential home in Thousand Oaks, Calif.

“I tweeted a few weeks [ago] about how the entertainment industry just consumes people and spits them out like flavorless bubblegum,” Cannon said.

Cannon added that some teenage stars become the breadwinners of their households before they can even drive, and that they were never told “NO.”

“I call this ‘access to excess,’” he said. ”Whether it’s fame, money, sex, drugs, attention. It’s all a dangerous addiction.”

The former Drumline star also said that while lacking a support system and believing her family had turned its back on her, he understood why Bynes might feel “alone in that dark hole.”

“You become paranoid, frantic, manic, and irrational because you can’t bounce your thoughts or ideas off …  anyone anymore,” he said,  referring in part to Bynes’ Twitter rants and attacks on other celebs.

“The ultimate magnifier” is what Cannon called the media, causing frail celebrities to burst into flames.

“So I say to my sister Amanda Bynes, you’re not alone,” he said. ”I’m here for you. I understand. …  I’m here! Call me!”

A decision will be made in the coming weeks on whether Bynes’ parents, Lynn and Rick Bynes, will be granted legal custody over her.

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Mariah Carey, Nick Cannon Renew Vows at Disneyland

Kevin Mazur/WireImage(LOS ANGELES) -- Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon celebrated their fifth wedding anniversary -- and their twins’ second birthday -- by renewing their vows at Disneyland.

“On our way to renew our vows. I love you shut down Disneyland...,” Carey tweeted en route to the California theme park Tuesday evening.

Carey posted video on Twitter of her grand entrance with daughter Monroe in the park’s horse-drawn Crystal Carriage. After arriving on Main Street, they were met by Cannon and son Moroccan. Together, the family of four walked to the Sleeping Beauty Castle, where Carey and Cannon renewed their vows before 250 guests, according to Entertainment Tonight.

Entertainment Tonight reported that the ceremony’s theme was “Do you believe in fairy tales?”

The ceremony concluded with fireworks and was followed by a reception in Fantasyland, where Cannon played deejay. Guests also had access to some of the theme park’s rides.

Earlier in the day, Carey and Cannon celebrated their twins’ birthdays with Mickey and Minnie Mouse before mom and daughter changed into ruffled white dresses and dad and son donned matching princely attire.

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Nick Cannon Reveals Battle With Lupus Nephritis

ABC/Ida Mae Astute(NEW YORK) -- Nick Cannon revealed for the first time the severity of the health scare that forced him to step down from his daily radio show and the lifestyle changes he's been forced to make since being hospitalized twice this year for kidney-related problems.

"I scared a lot of people.  I scared myself," Cannon said Monday on ABC’s Good Morning America in his first morning television interview since being hospitalized in Aspen, Colo., in January.

Cannon, 31, was hospitalized while on vacation with his wife, Mariah Carey, and their 10-month-old twins. He was transferred from Aspen to a Los Angeles-area hospital where he was diagnosed with kidney failure.

"The technical term is lupus nephritis," he said.  "It's a rare form of lupus that's just attacking my kidneys.   They thought it was just kidney disease and then they were trying to figure out why my immune system was attacking my kidneys and that was sort of the root of it all."

Just weeks later the America's Got Talent host found himself back in the hospital again when doctors discovered he had blood clots in his lungs and an enlarged heart.

"My kidneys were in tip-top shape but I started to feel pain again," Cannon said.  "And because of my schedule and everything I had a few blood clots in my lungs which then affected my heart as well.  A lot of people have passed away from that and the doctor said luckily I was in such great shape and taking care of myself because a lot of people have been taken down by it."

According to the National Institutes of Health, the disease Cannon was diagnosed with, lupus nephtritis, is an autoimmune disease that affects approximately three out of every 10,000 people.  Left untreated, it could worsen to kidney failure.

To avoid that fate, Cannon, he revealed, has been ordered by doctors to make dramatic lifestyle changes, both professional - he announced Feb. 17 that he would step down as host of his daily radio show - and personal.

"I have been ordered to sleep at least six hours a night," he said.  "They say rest is probably the best medicine.  I'm dealing with it. Of course I'm not used to the medicines, but I feel like I'm starting to figure out a lot of holistic ways, meditation and stuff to get through it."

To get through the other most dramatic lifestyle change, the diet, Cannon revealed he relies on his wife, whom he calls, "Dr. Carey."

"The diet is the worst part," he said.  "I can't have any fast food anymore…no Happy Meals, nothing."

"She made me an egg-white sandwich before I left the house this morning," he said of Carey.  "Those are the things I have to be eating now, no more bacon.  She takes care of me, makes sure I'm eating what I'm supposed to be."

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Mariah Carey Remembers Whitney Houston on 'Good Morning America'

Timothy A. Clary/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Mariah Carey was among the first to tweet a heartfelt eulogy for Whitney Houston a week ago when the singer passed away, and Carey later canceled an appearance on ABC's Good Morning America because she said she was still mourning for her late friend.  After attending the star's funeral on Saturday, Mariah finally made her appearance on Good Morning America Tuesday, during which she spoke about Whitney.

At first, she declared herself "almost incapable of talking about this, still," but then, she told ABC's Robin Roberts, "We all loved her. We were all inspired by her, and we all loved her. May she rest in peace, and her legend's gonna go on forever."

Asked what it was like to work with Whitney on their hit duet "When You Believe," Mariah said, "It was great and I don't think people could ever understand our relationship. There was always this supposed rivalry in the beginning, and then we did the duet and we became friends. I saw her toward the end and...I loved her."  Mariah later tweeted a link to a YouTube video featuring a montage of her and Whitney singing together.

Carey also talked about her husband Nick Cannon, who recently announced plans to quit his radio show after struggling with health issues that included kidney failure and blood clots in his lungs.  "Nick is doing well," said Mariah.  "The best thing, I think, was the choice that he made to leave the radio show and just focus on [America's Got Talent] and Up All Night."

She added, "The thing is, he's a young, healthy person and it's about changing the's just a lifestyle choice, and an awareness of what can really happen to you no matter how young or in great shape you are   So I think he's gonna, like he always does, turn something that happened into a positive thing."

Mariah also revealed that she's working on some new music -- specifically, she mentioned a song that she wants to get done next week. "It just happened and I feel like it's appropriate for the moment right now," she said.

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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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Nick Cannon Comes Clean on Kidney Disease

Kevin Mazur/WireImage(NEW YORK) -- Nick Cannon has admitted what really happened when he was hospitalized earlier this month with “mild kidney failure,” as his wife Mariah Carey put it.

“They thought it was kidney stones...then a kidney infection,” Cannon said on his New York City-based radio show. “They found out my kidneys weren’t functioning well.” He added, “We didn’t want to say ‘kidney failure’ so people would think I gotta get new kidneys and Gary Coleman and all that stuff, so we said ‘mild kidney failure.’”

Now he’s drinking a lot of water and has a, “couple more procedures” to go through. “Overall, I’m good,” he said. “I’m feeling 100 percent.”

Cannon was initially hospitalized in Aspen, Colo., on Jan. 4. He was later moved to a Los Angeles hospital.

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Nick Cannon Home from Hospital After Kidney Failure

Kevin Mazur/WireImage(WASHINGTON) -- Nick Cannon is back home and ready to get back to work, one week after he was hospitalized for kidney failure while on a family vacation in Aspen, Colo.

The America’s Got Talent host and husband of Mariah Carey was released over the weekend from the Los Angeles-area hospital where he had been treated since last Thursday after being transferred there from Aspen.

The couple, married since 2008, had been vacationing in the ski resort town over the holidays with their infant twins, Moroccan and Monroe.

“He is resting and recovering at home and would like to thank everyone who has expressed concern, well wishes and prayers,” the actor’s rep, Tracy Nguyen, said in a statement released Monday evening.

Carey made headlines last Wednesday when she tweeted that Cannon had been hospitalized: “Please pray for Nick as he’s fighting to recover from a mild kidney failure,” along with a photo of herself lying in a hospital bed with Cannon.

Carey and Cannon have both relied on Twitter to keep fans updated on Cannon’s condition, but have yet to disclose his exact ailment.  It is known that Cannon underwent a procedure on Friday that did not require the actor to be sedated.

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Nick Cannon Is 'Getting Back to Business' following Health Scare

Kevin Mazur/WireImage(LOS ANGELES) -- Nick Cannon’s “getting back to business.”

The America’s Got Talent host and husband of Mariah Carey tweeted a photo of a barber working on him in his hospital bed on Thursday along with the message “getting back to business.”

Meanwhile, Carey tweeted, “Nick is in stable condition with a good prognosis, hopefully he’ll be discharged within 2 days. As always he’s laughing and in good spirits.” She posted a photo of her giving Cannon a kiss while holding a bunch of Get Well Soon balloons.

Cannon was hospitalized Wednesday after suffering from “mild kidney failure,” as Carey put it, brought on by the flu. ”As always, he’s in good spirits considering the situation,” Carey told People magazine. “We are hopeful that he’ll be 100 percent as soon as possible.”

Wednesday night, Cannon tweeted that he was being moved from a hospital in Aspen, Colo., where the couple had been vacationing with their twins, Moroccan and Monroe, to a hospital in Los Angeles.

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Nick Cannon Transferred to LA Hospital

Kevin Mazur/WireImage(LOS ANGELES) -- After announcing Wednesday that her husband Nick Cannon was hospitalized for "mild kidney failure," Mariah Carey said that he's stable but "in a lot of pain."

“As always, he's in good spirits considering the situation," she told People magazine. "We are hopeful that he'll be 100 percent as soon as possible."

Wednesday night, Cannon tweeted that he was being moved from a hospital in Aspen, Colo., where the couple had been vacationing with their twins, Moroccan and Monroe, to a hospital in Los Angeles.

"Currently being [transferred] to a hospital in LA. Thank you all for all your love, prayers and concern," he wrote. "You know me ... I will be a'ight."

Reps for Cannon and Carey did not respond immediately to request for comment.

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Nick Cannon Recovering from Kidney Failure

Kevin Mazur/WireImage(ASPEN, Colo.) -- Nick Cannon is in an Aspen, Colo., hospital, recuperating from what wife Mariah Carey said via Twitter was "mild kidney failure."

Carey also uploaded a picture of herself laying on his hospital bed, both to her website and on Twitter, saying her 31-year-old husband is "fighting" and urging fans to pray for him.

"[R]ole reversal," the singer posted on her website. "Last year it was me attached to the machines (after having dembabies) and Nick was there with me through it, and now here we are. We're trying to be as festive as possible under the circumstances but please keep Nick in your thoughts because this is very painful."  They tried to kick me out of the hospital but here I am [on] de bed with Mr. C."

Mariah continued, "...I know, we could be in a lot worse places, but the truth is as long as we're together, we're OK. I'm not trying to make light out of the situation because it's a serious moment that's very tough on all of us. So please keep us and our family in your prayers."

Mariah later told People magazine that Cannon is stable but in a lot of pain. She said, "We are hopeful that he'll be 100 percent as soon as possible."

Cannon tweeted Wednesday afternoon that he was being transferred to a hospital in Los Angeles. He continued, "Thank you all for all your love, prayers and concern. You know me...I will be a'ight."

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