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Nick Cannon on talk show, overcoming backlash last year

Cannon fell into a deep depression that felt like he was “stuck in quicksand” after seeing people he called friends ridicule him on social media. He met with a prominent rabbi, issued an apology to the Jewish community for his anti-Semitic theories expressed on his podcast, but ViacomCBS had already severed ties with the host and producer of the long-standing Wild ’n Out show on VH1, the company’s cable channel

LOS ANGELES (AP):

When Nick Cannon faced heavy criticism for his anti-Semitic remarks last year, he initially thought about stepping away from his lucrative TV host and producer career for good.

Cannon fell into a deep depression that felt like he was “stuck in quicksand” after seeing people he called friends ridicule him on social media. He met with a prominent rabbi, issued an apology to the Jewish community for his anti-Semitic theories expressed on his podcast, but ViacomCBS had already severed ties with the host and producer of the long-standing Wild ’n Out show on VH1, the company’s cable channel.

Fox kept its relationship with Cannon as the host of The Masked Singer , but he felt like walking away from his lucrative career would be less stressful. He leaned towards quitting until he learned about the death of his friend-rapper Ryan Bowers, who killed himself last year after struggling with his own mental health.

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