05/01/2012 09:50 GMT

Mariah Carey Plays Nurse As Hubby Nick Cannon Recovers From Kidney Failure

She might not 'do stairs' but Mariah Carey is more than happy to snuggle up to her hubby Nick Cannon on his hospital bed as he recovers from kidney failure.

The superstar looked every inch the girl next door as she lay next to her sick hubby and helped him take a few sips of a drink - despite doctors orders for her to leave the hospital.

Mariah has been at the bedside of the America's Got Talent host ever since he was taken ill and admitted to hospital in Aspen, California where the couple had been holidaying with their baby twins.

Writing on her Twitter page, Mariah said: "Please pray for Nick as he's fighting to recover from a mild kidney failure."

She has since opened up on her website about Nick's health scare, saying: "Last year it was me attached to the machines (after having... babies) and Nick was there with me through it, and now here we are.

"We're trying to be as festive as possible under the circumstances but please keep Nick in your thoughts because this is very painful. They tried to kick me out of the hospital but here I am (in) bed with Mr. C.

"We're doing OK but we're 'straaaaaanded in Aspen'... (I know, we could be in a lot worse places) but the truth is as long as we're together, we're OK. I'm not trying to make light out of the situation because it's a serious moment that's very tough on all of us so please keep us and our family in your prayers."

Get well soon Nick!