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    Mariah Carey: Whitney Houston's Death "Was Tough," Says Hubby Nick Cannon

    As fellow admirers continue to pay their respects to the late Whitney Houston, we hear of how another singing diva is dealing with the loss.

    Mariah Carey—who is confirmed to attend Houston's funeral alongside L.A. Reid—sang with Whitney on "When You Believe," and when E! News caught up with hubby Nick Cannon at the Orpheum today for the L.A. auditions of America's Got Talent, he shared what a difficult time it has been for Mariah.

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    "It was tough for many reasons," he told E!. "One, knowing how close my wife and Whitney were, and I was in the hospital during the time, and that's where we got the news. I was kinda in a life-threatening situation and then to see that, it was kind of bizarre and sad at the same time, but you know, it's part of life and it makes you step back and reflect and appreciate every day for what it is."

    Cannon is referring to his brief hospitalization last week, that we discovered yesterday was due to blood clots in his lung and an enlarged right ventricle of his heart. Since then, Nick has resigned his post on air as 92.3 NOW FM's morning drive-time show host.

    —Reporting by James Sullivan

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