Nick Cannon Says He Fainted During Twins’ Birth
New dad Nick Cannon has taken on a lot of roles in his life but being a new father is his biggest and most exciting job yet.
The actor-comedian stopped by ‘Lopez Tonight’ Wednesday (May 11) to talk about his life as a new father and to reveal that being in the delivery room was a little too much for him to handle. “I almost passed out three times,” he said. “I needed my own nurse.”
Cannon was so frazzled once his wife, Mariah Carey, went into labor that he got lost in the hospital, and joked that he “ended up in the psych ward.” Now that he’s settling into his job as a doting dad, the 30-year-old admitted to still feeling nervous about this new time in his life. “It’s feeling good,” he said. “I’m still a little nervous. It’s cool to look down and see children with your eyes, looking back at you.”
The couple, who were married after a brief courtship in 2008, split their time between Los Angeles and New York. Last week, Carey challenged fans to guess the names of the twins before revealing that the boy is named Moroccan, after a room in her house, and the girl, Monroe, after actress Marilyn Monroe. Carey and Cannon are also not shy about splurging when it comes to their babies, as previously reported, they spent a whopping $100,000 on their nursery.