Nick Cannon will spend Christmas in hospital

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Christmas isn't the most wonderful time of this year for Nick Cannon.

The 36-year-old singer, actor and comedian will be spending the holidays in hospital due to complications from lupus, a chronic autoimmune disease.

"For all who have been trying to contact me the last few days this is where I've been," he wrote in a post on Instagram. "And I will be in the Hospital through Christmas."

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WESTWOOD, CA - JULY 14: TV personality Nick Cannon arrives at the Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Sports Awards 2016 at the UCLA's Pauley Pavilion on July 14, 2016 in Westwood, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 14: Actor and rapper Nick Cannon arrives at the premiere of Amazon Studios' 'Gleason' at the Regal LA Live Stadium 14 on July 14, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Amanda Edwards/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - JULY 11: Actor Nick Cannon attends the CFDA x Cadillac opening night party during New York Fashion Week: Men's Spring/Summer 2017 at Cadillac House on July 11, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Albert Urso/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 24: Music artist Nick Cannon and Radio DJ J. Cruz attends Make A Wish VIP Experience At BET Experience on June 24, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Leon Bennett/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 25: TV personality Nick Cannon poses during MTV Wild N Out live show during the 2016 BET Experience on June 25, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Paras Griffin/BET/Getty Images for BET)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 23: Nick Cannon is seen on June 23, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Wilbur/Star Max/GC Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 23: Philanthropist Nick Cannon attends Russell Simmons' All Def Digital hosts Town Hall at The Montalban Theater on June 23, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Rodin Eckenroth/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 08: AJ Calloway (R) interviews Nick Cannon during his visit to 'Extra' at their New York studios at H&M in Times Square on June 8, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by D Dipasupil/Getty Images for Extra)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 08: Nick Cannon and Heidi the dog from Hero Tails attend the AOL Build Speaker Series-Nick Cannon, 'America's Got Talent' at AOL Studios In New York on June 8, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Debra L Rothenberg/FilmMagic)
PASADENA, CA - MAY 07: Comedian and television personality Nick Cannon performs during his appearance at The Ice House Comedy Club on May 7, 2016 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Michael Schwartz/WireImage)
AMERICA'S GOT TALENT -- 'CBS Radford Auditions' -- Pictured: (l-r) Howie Mandel, Mel B, Nick Cannon, Ne-Yo, Heidi Klum, Simon Cowell -- (Photo by: Trae Patton/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
NBCUNIVERSAL EVENTS -- NBCUniversal Summer Press Day, April 1, 2016 -- Pictured: Nick Cannon of 'America's Got Talent' poses for a portrait during the NBCUniversal Summer Press Day at Four Seasons Hotel on April 1, 2016 in Westlake Village, California. (Photo by: Mike Windle/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 28: Nick Cannon (L) and Amber Grimes visit 'Extra' at their New York studios at H&M in Times Square on March 28, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by D Dipasupil/Getty Images for Extra)
AMERICA'S GOT TALENT -- 'LA Auditions - Red Carpet' -- Pictured: Nick Cannon -- (Photo by: Trae Patton/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 27: Actor Nick Cannon attends the Ebony Magazine And Apple Celebrate Black Hollywood party at NeueHouse Hollywood on February 27, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by J. Countess/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 24: Actor Nick Cannon attends the All Def Movie Awards at Lure Nightclub on February 24, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Allen Berezovsky/WireImage)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 25: Oprah Winfrey (L) and recording artist Nick Cannon attend the 2016 ESSENCE Black Women In Hollywood awards luncheon at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on February 25, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jesse Grant/Getty Images for ESSENCE)
SQUAWK BOX -- Pictured: Nick Cannon, CCO of Radio Shack, in an interview on February 23, 2016 -- (Photo by: David Orrell/CNBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 23: Radioshack Chief Creative Officer Nick Cannon launches the Ncredible product line at the Harlem Radioshack on February 23, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Matthew Eisman/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 19: Rapper Nick Cannon attends as Jason Binn of DuJour celebrates January cover star Nick Cannon with Elite Daily, Related Rentals, Invicta and Philipp Plein at PHD Terrace at Dream Midtown on February 19, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Bennett Raglin/Getty Images for DuJour)
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He added, "All good though, Doctors say I will be back to normal before the New Year. #LupusSucks #ncredible #warrior"

The America's Got Talent host has spent time in hospital battling a string of health issues in recent years. He was hospitalized in early 2012 for a "mild kidney failure" and later suffered with blood clots in his lungs.

Cannon has two children with his former wifeMariah Carey and is expecting a third child, with his ex, the former Miss Arizona U.S.A. Brittany Bell.

See Cannon's post below.


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