'I'm not trying to make light of the situation': Mariah posted a statement on her official website about Nick's health
As is characteristic of his happy-go-lucky nature, Nick Cannon isn't letting his recent hospitalisation get him down.
The 31-year-old tweeted an update yesterday afternoon after being rushed to an Aspen, Colorado hospital for mild kidney failure.
'Currently being transferred to a hospital in LA,' the TV presenter wrote on his Twitter page
'Thank you for all your love, prayers and concern. You know me...I will be a'ight.'
His wife, Mariah Carey, agrees that her husband is in a good mood, though admits that he isn't doing as well as he would have his fans think.
'As always, he's in good spirits considering the situation,' the 41-year-old's spokesperson told People magazine.
She bizarrely posted a photo of herself posing beside an ailing Nick in his hospital bed in Aspen.
But the couple are clearly optimistic he will recover, with Mariah describing his kidney failure as 'mild'.
The Fantasy singer posted news of Nick's illness in the early hours of Wednesday morning.
She wrote: 'Please pray for Nick as he's fighting to recover from a mild kidney failure. #mybraveman.'
Happy family: The couple with their eight-month-old twins Moroccan and Monroe
She then wrote a more detailed description of his medical drama on her official website.
She wrote: 'This is us in the hospital - role reversal; 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.
'We're trying to be as festive as possible under the circumstances but please keep Nick in your thoughts because this is very painful. They tried to kick me out of the hospital but here I am pon de bed with Mr. C.
'We're doing OK but we're "straaaaaanded in Aspen". #DramaticDivaPlace (I know, we could be in a lot worse places) but 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. LYM.'
The couple have been spending the Christmas and New Year period in Aspen with their twins Moroccan and Monroe.
Nick's hospitalisation perhaps explains why the couple haven't been photographed out and about in Aspen since New Year's Eve.