Courtesy Mariah Carey
January 04, 2012 09:55 AM

Nick Cannon has been hospitalized in Aspen, Colo., with what his wife Mariah Carey is calling “mild kidney failure.”

“Please pray for Nick as he’s fighting to recover from a mild kidney failure. #mybraveman,” the singer wrote on Twitter Wednesday, alongside a photo of her helping Cannon take a drink in his hospital bed.

Carey later elaborated in a post 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.”

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She added: “We’re trying to be as festive as possible under the circumstances but please keep Nick in your thoughts because this is very painful. … 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.”

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Carey, 41, and Cannon, 31, were previously spotted out and about in Aspen on New Year’s Eve. The couple have twins, Moroccan and Monroe, who were born on April 30.

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