Child Protective Services visit Mariah Carey, Nick Cannon

Updated: May 16, 2011, 10:08 AM IST

Los Angeles: Child Protective Services officials paid a visit to new parents Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon after they welcomed their twins Moroccan and Monroe, following allegations of drug and alcohol use by the couple. But it turned out to be a misunderstanding."Child Protective Services actually came to me while I was in the hallway and said that they were here to see me because there had been allegations that there was drug and alcohol use during the stay in the hospital," Cannon told CNN`s Piers Morgan.

"I was like, `Well, how would that even be possible? How could the hospital even allow that?`"

However, all the allegations turned out to be a big misunderstanding, reports usmagazine.com

"It all started when a nurse suggested to my wife that if you drink Guinness, the dark beer, the yeast improves breastfeeding. I don`t know if someone heard that, but then they were saying my wife was drinking beer. People will do anything to try to conjure up a story," he said.

"When I spoke to the person from Child Protection Services, they said, `This is ridiculous, we`re going to make sure this isn`t the case`. To even have to deal with that, with my wife in the state that she`s in while we`re in the hospital, to even have to think about someone possibly wanting to investigate your children...it`s sad at the end of the day. It`s really sad when you think about people trying to make a buck off newborn babies," he added.

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