October 5, 2022
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Nick Cannon’s youngest child, 5-month-old son Zen, has died

Nick Cannon is mourning the lack of his youngest baby.

On Tuesday, the actor, 41, introduced on his eponymous daytime present, Nick Cannon, that his 5-month-old son, Zen, died of mind most cancers. Cannon shared the toddler, who was born earlier this yr, with mannequin Alyssa Scott.

“Today is a special one y’all for many reasons but it’s not gonna be an easy one. I haven’t even shared this with anybody, not even the crew,” Cannon started. “I had a very tough weekend.”

The discuss present host mentioned that they took Zen, who was Cannon’s seventh baby, to the physician when he was 2 months previous after they observed his head appeared giant.

“He had this real interesting breathing and by the time he was two months old I noticed…he had this nice sized head, I called it a Cannon head. We didn’t think anything of it, he had a normal Cannon head. But I wanted to take him to the doctor to get the breathing and the sinus thing checked out,” he mentioned. “We thought it would be a routine process.”

The docs found fluid increase in Zen’s head and a malignant tumor that required mind surgical procedure. He subsequently had the surgical procedure and a shunt to empty the fluid from his head.

“We were faithful and hopeful for that time. We carried on, he was still just playing with his brothers and sisters, I embraced every moment,” Cannon mentioned. “Zen’s mom, Alyssa, was just the strongest woman I’ve ever seen. Never had an argument, never was angry. Was emotional when she needed to be but always the best mom, and continues to be the best mom…”

Cannon then mentioned that Zen’s well being took a flip for the more severe round Thanksgiving because the “tumor began to grow a lot faster.”

The comic mentioned they spent “quality time” with Zen over the weekend in California, the place he introduced him to the ocean with Scott on Sunday earlier than having to fly again to New York for his present.

Cannon shared by tears that this weekend was the final time he held his son.

Credit score: Alyssa Scott/Instagram; Inset: Bruce Glikas/WireImage

“I didn’t know how I was gonna handle today but I just really wanted to grieve with my family, people who love you. I didn’t want to make it about any pageantry so I kind of went back and forth of what I should do but I was always taught, you go through it you grow through it, you keep pushing,” Cannon instructed his viewers. “I’m here to show that I can fight through this, I’m feeling it, I’m vulnerable, I’m open. this is a special show dedicated to my beautiful son Zen.”

Scott gave beginning to Zen 9 days after Cannon welcomed twins Zion Mixolydian and Zillion Inheritor with Abby De La Rosa on June 14.

Moreover, Cannon welcomed daughter Highly effective Queen final December with Brittany Bell, with whom he additionally shares 4-year-old son Golden. Cannon can also be dad to 10-year-old twins (son Moroccan and daughter Monroe) with ex-wife Mariah Carey.