Nick Cannon and Mariah Carey were married from 2008 to 2016
Wild ‘N Out producer, Nick Cannon is thankful for the support he received from his ex-wife, Mariah Carey.
“She was my rock,” Cannon told podcast host Steven Bartlett. “She went hard. To be honest, I probably wouldn’t be alive if it wasn’t for how hard she went with the doctors, with me, my stubbornness.”
He added, “ [Carey] was the perfect helpmate, the perfect matriarch, the perfect mom, the perfect wife in those scenarios.”
Cannon shared that he was living “his dream life” with his “dream girl” at the time that he experience his first set of complications with lupus nephritis. “I had the weirdest pain in my right side, I’m thinking it’s a muscle cramp.” He explained that Carey found him passed out on the floor and she immediately called the ambulance.
The doctors revealed that his immune system was attacking his kidneys and thus diagnosing him with the kidney disease.
“It probably took a toll on us just because of the person I was in my head and the struggles that I was dealing with,” Cannon admitted. “But it definitely brought us closer together.”
Cannon added that despite Carey dealing with the pressures of being a global superstar, she was still “loving enough to take on all of my stuff.”
Cannon shares twins Moroccan and Monroe Cannon, 12, with Carey and fathers ten other children.
Watch the conversation below at the 01:15:00 mark.