Nick Cannon is helping to keep a New York City children's hospital open by donating the $2 million (Dhs7.5 million) diamond-encrusted loafers he recently wore on the America's Got Talent finale to board executives. The actor, rapper and TV host had the pricey pair specially made by designer Jason Arashenen, with each shoe boasting more than 14,000 full-cut diamonds set in white gold, with a weight of 340 carats.
Cannon showed off the fancy fashion during the last episode of America's Got Talent's ninth season in September and he has since handed them over to the St. Mary's Hospital for Children in Queens, New York. The shoes are expected to be auctioned off at a later date.
Cannon has been working on fundraisers with medical centre bosses for some time and he insists he is happy to help out where he can. He says, "I'm on the board for St. Mary's so we're gonna do it for the children in those hospitals and save some hospitals."
He adds, "(I want) to keep this children's hospital going. It's one of the oldest children's hospitals in New York. You go in there and it puts everything in a proper perspective. You see all that they're going through and that they can still have a smile on their face. I get so much out of it."
Hats off Nick, this is a fabulous way to give back to the community, who needs those kind of blingy shoes anyway?