Nick Cannon: 'I'm Feeling 100 Percent' After Kidney Health Scare

Nick Cannon and Moroccan Scott Cannon are seen on stage at BET Honors 2012 at the Warner Theatre in Washington, D.C. on January 14, 2012 Nick Cannon and Moroccan Scott Cannon are seen on stage at BET Honors 2012 at the Warner Theatre in Washington, D.C. on January 14, 2012

Nick Cannon is speaking out for the first time since his recent kidney ordeal, saying he’s back to his old self.

The “The America’s Got Talent” host spoke out about his recent health scare on Howard Stern’s SiriusXM radio show on Tuesday morning.

“They thought it was kidney stones, then a kidney infection,” Nick told Howard, who will be joining him on the upcoming season of “AGT” as a judge. “They found out my kidneys were not functioning well. So we said ‘mild kidney failure.’”

Nick said he still has a few more procedures to undergo but explained, “I’m good. I’m feeling 100 percent… Because of this situation I know that I don’t need to go so hard,” said Cannon. “It’s more about just my way of living … It’s really about taking some time.”

Nick also spoke about his marriage to wife Mariah Carey, who he says cared for him tremendously during the ordeal.

“I’m happier than happy,” he said of his pop super star wife. “Especially through this entire process, we’ve become so much closer… I even got a chance to see a different side of my wife where she became so nurturing. I’m in debt to her forever. “

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