Nick Cannon Hospitalized for 'Mild Kidney Failure' (VIDEO)

Media sensation Nick Cannon has been hospitalized with ‘mild kidney failure,’ according to wife Mariah Carey’s website. The two are currently at a hospital in Colorado, where Cannon is receiving treatment. Carey, meanwhile, has asked fans to pray.

In a statement on Twitter, Carey wrote, “Please pray for Nick as he’s fighting to recover from a mild kidney failure.” She continued on her website: “We’re trying to be as festive as possible under the circumstances but please keep Nick in your thoughts because this is very painful.”

Carey also added, “We’re doing OK (sic)…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.”

Cannon got his start by appearing on Nickelodeon’s “All That” and later hosting “The Nick Cannon Show.” Since then he has been on TV, in movies, and has produced several albums. Carey is also a multi-faceted performer, appearing in movies and producing multiple albums.

Cannon and Carey have been married since 2008 and have a set of twins, daughter Monroe and son Moroccan. This is the second marriage for Carey, who was married to writer-producer Walter Afganiseff and Cannon’s first.