Send love and light to Nick Cannon. His wife, Mariah Carey recently revealed that he suffered “mild kidney failure.” Here’s how ESSENCE is reporting the story:

*update 1/4/2012* Nick Cannon — who was reported being hospitalized for mild kidney failure earlier today — was correctly diagnosed as suffering from severe dehydration.

Nick Cannon’s year isn’t off to a very good start. Wifey Mariah Carey tweeted this photo of him in a Aspen hospital. She reports that he suffered “mild kidney failure.” Carey took to her official site to say, “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.” Get well soon, Nick!