Nick Cannon Recovery: Mariah Carey "Takes Care of Me"

Entertainer, who is on the mend following two recent hospital stays, credits his wife for helping him heal

By Peter Gicas Mar 05, 2012 5:56 PMTags

Nick Cannon couldn't be more upbeat about things right now.

Mariah Carey's significant other, who recently found himself in the hospital not once, but twice, as a result of a "lupus-type" autoimmune disorder, showed off his positive attitude during his appearance Monday on Good Morning America.

Not surprisingly, he's got one person in particular to thank for helping him on the road to recovery.

"She's awesome. She's so nurturing," Cannon told GMA cohost Robin Roberts about his supportive and loving wife. "I call her Dr. Carey. She just takes care of me and makes sure I'm eating what I'm supposed to be eating."

The America's Got Talent host added that it's a side of Carey that the public never gets to see.

"They don't know she's at home making egg whites," he said with a laugh. "Taking two babies in one arm and grilling in the other."

The two babies, of course, are the couple's twins—Monroe and Moroccan—who, if you can believe it, will already be turning 1 next month.

And it's his kids that Cannon says were all he could think about during his health scare.

"In the hospital, that's the first thing that comes to your mind," he recalled. "I have to be around for my children and I have to be healthy for my children, so they're the motivation for the whole thing."