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Nick Cannon’s 5-Month-Old Son, Zen, Dies Of Brain Tumor

Nick Cannon's 5-Month-Old Son, Zen, Dies Of Brain Tumor
Nick Cannon on The Nick Cannon Show on December 7, 2021. Courtesy Photo

Nick Cannon has announced that his seventh and youngest child, Zen, has died from a brain tumor.

The 41-year-old TV personality tearfully announced the death of his and Alyssa Scott’s 5-month-old baby boy Zen at the start of his The Nick Cannon Show saying, “I got so much to talk about. I haven’t even shared this with anybody. Not even the crew. Just because there is so much going on in the world. I had a tough, very tough weekend.”

The Wild “N Out star then showed the audience his “Pic of the Day,” a photograph of Zen, as he broke down in tears. “Before the show started, in the summertime, Zen was born in June, June 23 actually,” he continued. “It was a great day, y’all know I got a lot of kids. Zen is my youngest. It was so exciting.”

“I always noticed he had a cough and so I wanted to check it out,” Cannon said. “He had this interesting breathing and by the time he was two months.” Nick also noticed the size of Zen’s head, but explained he didn’t think anything of it because his other six kids also have “nice rounds heads.”

“But I really wanted to take him to the doctor to get the breathing and sinus checked out,” he told the audience. “So we thought it would be a routine process. And we went in just to check his sinuses, and they actually said his sinuses were pretty cool, but by the time we found out that he had another condition. And I think it was called, if I’m not mistaken, fluid that was building up in his head, and that was the cause…his head was starting to get big. When we found out it was more, they called it a malignant tumor in his head.”

Zen was immediately taken to surgery to drain the fluid, but, sadly, things took a turn for the worse on Thanksgiving.

Nick also shared the last moments that he shared with his son, “You can’t heal until you feel.” He revealed that he spent this past weekend with his son in California and said “not only did we get to see the sun rise, we got to see the sun set.”

“I didn’t know how I was going to handle today,” Cannon told his audience. “But I wanted to grieve with my family.”

“This is a beautiful show dedicated to my son,” he said. “You never know what someone is going through. Hug your family. Kiss somebody. Tell them you love them.”

During the episode, Nick also gave a shout-out to Zen’s mom Alyssa. “Alyssa was just the strongest woman I have ever seen. Never had an argument here never was angry,” he said. “She was emotional when she needed to be but was always the best mom and continues to be the best mom possible. So I’ve got to say thank you to my entire family.”

Nick also shares two children with Mariah Carey – twins Morocco and Monroe. He also has Golden, 4, and Powerful, 11 months, with Brittany Bell. The star shares Zillion and Zion, five months, with Abby De La Rosa.

Moses Aine

Reporter, The Postdale Daily

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