Belfast Telegraph

Wednesday 30 July 2014

Nick Cannon: Mariah is my hero

Mariah Carey helped nurse Nick Cannon through his recent illness

Nick Cannon has called wife Mariah Carey his "hero" for looking after him so well during his recent health scare.

The America's Got Talent host was hospitalised earlier this month after suffering "mild kidney failure", and revealed that Mariah was wonderful while he was unwell, reports People.

Speaking at the BET Honors, the 31-year-old said: "It is truly, truly a blessing to be here tonight, and I am humbled and in awe of everyone's presence, but mostly my hero right there. What most people don't get the opportunity to experience is the true woman; the virtuous person who is my angel."

Nick went on: "When times are hard, you guys don't see her at 3 o'clock in the morning, getting up in the middle of the night, fixing me soup when my kidneys ain't acting right. Mariah Carey does that."

Nick and Mariah - who had a No 1 with the song Hero in 1993 - attended the event with their eight-month-old twins Moroccan and Monroe.

When Nick was in hospital, Mariah, 41, penned a message on her website asking fans to pray for the family, and uploaded a picture of the couple in the hospital in Aspen.

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