Nick Cannon Addresses Mariah Carey ‘Drinking & Drugs’ While Breastfeeding Rumor

Nick Cannon said a social worker visited new mom Mariah Carey in the hospital this week regarding possible allegations of drug use and drinking. On Thursday’s Piers Morgan Tonight, Cannon said someone called child protective services after Carey followed a nurse’s suggestion to drink a small amount of dark beer to help with breast-feeding.

“I guess someone maybe overheard that [suggestion], and this is a good way to make a quick buck, or call the tabloids,” he suggested. “It’s kind of sad that people think that we’ll make money off of these newborns.”

PHOTO: Nick Cannon Covering A Naked Mariah Carey’s Breasts On OK UK Cover

“Then they were saying that my wife was drinking beer and all that stuff. It’s like people would do anything to conjure up a story,” said Cannon. “It is frustrating, but you got to have to understand this is something you have to deal with. It is sad that people have to go to those lengths,” he added.

Carey gave birth to the twins on April 30. She and the babies remain in the hospital

Watch Nick, seen her yesterday (May 12) in New York City, talk about the allegations…