Ever since Nick Cannon got diagnosed with lupus in 2012, he has not kept his battle with the autoimmune disease a secret. This week, Mariah Careh’s ex-husband is now calling himself a “lupus warrior” as he continues to fight for his health and well-being.
On Saturday, Cannon took to Instagram to update his fans about his condition. Based on his new posts, it’s clear that the former “America’s Got Talent” host has everything under control. First, he uploaded a snap of him doing an advanced pushup while holding dumbbells with his hands and resting his feet atop a larger dumbbell. In the photo, Cannon can be seen suspending his body while his arm muscles carry most of his weight for the exercise. In the caption, he used the hashtag #LupusWarrior to indicate that he’s hitting the gym and doing his best to keep his body fit amid his lupus.
However, Cannon may not have been content with just posting a photo of his intense routine. He followed it up with a short video clip showing more of his exercise regimen. The comedian-rapper wrote in his caption: “Sometimes a picture doesn’t describe the difficulty.” He once again used the #LupusWarrior hashtag in the follow-up post.
Many of Cannon’s fans were so amazed by the difficulty of his routine and his dedication to working out that they left him positive comments on the social networking site. “Amen my brother Nick Cannon. Just do it. Get it done. Never give up on life. Only you know your limits,” one fan wrote. “I have lupus, lupus doesn’t have me. Warrior all day only way,” another commented.
Back in December, Cannon was unable to enjoy the holiday season as he was advised by his doctors to stay in the hospital due to complications of his condition. At the time, he updated his friends and fans on Instagram by posting a snap of him lying on the hospital bed. “For all who have been trying to contact me the last few days this is where I’ve been,” he wrote as caption on his Instagram update.
He previously told People how he found out about his condition. According to him, he once got hospitalized for blood clots in his lungs after a kidney failure. His doctors told him at the time that they had found an “autoimmune disease … in [his] system.” He then added, “They kind of say [my] autoimmune [disease] is - like a lupus type of thing, but no one else in my family has it.”