Mariah Carey's Husband Nick Cannon Suffers "Mild Kidney Failure"

4 January 2012, 16:05 | Updated: 4 January 2012, 17:10

The 'Hero' singer has posted a message confirming her husband is being treated in hospital and has asked fans to pray for him.

Mariah Carey's husband Nick Cannon is currently in hospital after falling ill with a "mild kidney failure".

The 'All I Want For Christmas Is You' singer announced the news on Twitter today (4th January) and asked fans to pray for her husband.

"Please pray for Nick as he's fighting to recover from a mild kidney failure. #mybraveman," Mariah tweeted.

"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," she later posted on her official website. "We're trying to be as festive as possibly 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 pon de bed with Mr C.," Mariah added alongside a photograph of the two in hospital.

Mariah Carey gave birth to the couple's first children, twins Moroccan and Monroe, in April 2011.

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