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Nick Cannon Quits Radio Show Due to Health Concerns

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Nick Cannon

"I have been asked to put my health first and cut back on some of my professional commitments," Cannon, who has recently had health issues, said in a statement.

Nick Cannon is stepping down from his radio show on 92.3 NOW.

Cannon, who has hosted the morning show "Rollin'" at the radio station for the past two years, led his last show Friday, a decision made after he was rushed the hospital for health issues -- most recently, blood clots in his lungs.

"Under doctor's orders, I have been asked to put my health first and cut back on some of my professional commitments in order to allow my body to get the rest that it needs to keep up with the demands of my multi-tasking schedule," Cannon said in a statement.

He went on to express the joy he has had working with the morning show team. "It has been an absolute pleasure working with CBS Radio and the 92.3 NOW morning show team and I would like to thank them for their unwavering support," the statement read.

Cannon said that though he will no longer be doing the daily grind in the mornings, he will "continue to host my syndicated Cannon's Countdown weekend show and look forward to contributing to 92.3 NOW whenever possible."

In their response, the radio station said that they "respect and understand Nick's decision to step down from his day to day position as host of morning drive on 92.3 NOW, and fully support him as he takes on a less demanding role with the station to address his health."

DJ Lil Cee will co-host mornings with Sarah Lee for the time being.