Nick Cannon: Is He Going Totally Insane?

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As previously detailed, Nick Cannon recently walked away from his main job.

The entertainer quit as America's Got Talent host because he was angry at producers for the way they reacted to a joke in his stand-up special this month.

On stage, Cannon quipped that this gig was great and all... but it did make him worried that someone might take away his "black card" due to the cheesy nature of the NBC reality show.

According to Cannon, executives actually thought about firing him for the remark, which led him to resign his post instead.

Cannon, Nick

In a lengthy Instagram message explaining his decision, Cannon wrote the following:

"I find myself in a dark place having to make a decision that I wish I didn’t have to, but as a man, an artist, and a voice for my community I will not be silenced, controlled or treated like a piece of property."

He went on to castigate "The System," adding:

"There is no amount of money worth my dignity or my integrity."

Sounds pretty admirable, right?

The guy left a very well-paying job in order to stand up for his honor.

And yet some folks close to Cannon are concerned that the star isn't strong-willed, he's just falling off his mental rocker.

Shortly after quitting America’s Got Talent, Cannon fired his longtime advisers, including ID-PR publicist Alla Plotkin and ICM Partners agent Chris Smith.

Nick Cannon in a Pink Turban

Moreover, sources tell The New York Post that Cannon has recently “got really into religion,” donning robes and a turban and sometimes referring to himself as “Rev. Dr. Cannon.”

It's not unusual to find religion later in life, but this Page Six report says Cannon "isn’t attached to a specific religion so much as a general spirituality."

Which still doesn't seem like a reason to think someone is going insane.

However, Cannon - who recently spent several weeks in a hospital for complications related to lupus — spent last weekend posting on social media about depression and pain.

To wit:

depressing quote

That's a whole different story.

With an influx of memes such as the one above scattered throughout his Instagram page, we can understand why some folks are worried.

Cannon's manager has not responded to The New York Post after it tried to get in contact with him.

But Cannon himself seems to be aware of this chatter.

He shared the following quote by John Lennon on his social page this week:

I think our society is run by insane people for insane objectives. I think we’re being run by maniacs for maniacal ends. I think they’re all insane. But I am liable to be put away as insane for expressing that. That’s what is insane about it. Don’t you agree?

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We guess? We guess we agree?

Or maybe we agree with friends who think he is kind of nuts now?

What do you think?

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