Nick Cannon’s 5-month-old son, Zen, dies from mind tumor

(Photo: Nick Cannon Show)

Nick Cannon’s 5-month-old son Zen Scott Cannon has died. (Photo: Nick Cannon Show)

Nick Cannon’s youngest son, 5-month-old Zen, has died.

The 41-year-old star had tears flowing as he revealed his heartache on Tuesday’s Nick Cannon Show, explaining that the kid he shares with Alyssa Scott had a mind tumor. Cannon admitted he was feeling “vulnerable” publicly sharing the loss, which he suffered on Sunday, and devoted the present “to my son Zen.”

(Photo: Nick Cannon Show)

(Photo: Nick Cannon Show)

Cannon mentioned Zen, the youngest of Cannon’s seven youngsters, was born in June and he and Scott seen early on that the infant had respiration issues and a lingering cough. They additionally had concern about his head measurement. 

They “thought it would be a routine process” after they took the two-month-old to the physician for a checkup. They had been advised the infant’s sinuses had been high-quality, however there was fluid increase in his head which was decided to be brought on by a malignant mind tumor. 

Soon after, the infant had mind surgical procedure to place in a shunt to assist drain extra fluid. Cannon thanked the professionals at Children’s Hospital of Orange County for serving to them by means of that. 

Cannon mentioned he remained “hopeful” and “faithful” after the surgical procedure, but additionally “embraced every moment” together with his child boy. He mentioned he was “so grateful to my entire family for coming together” to spend time with Zen, because the star additionally has 10-year-old twins with Mariah Carey (Monroe and Moroccan), 5-month-old twins with DJ Abby De La Rosa (Zion and Zillion) and two youngsters with mannequin Brittany Bell (Golden “Sagon,” 4, and Powerful Queen, 1).

(Photo: Nick Cannon Show)

Nick Cannon, Alyssa Scott and Zen. (Photo: Nick Cannon Show)

However, round Thanksgiving, the expansion of the tumor “sped up” they usually knew the tip was near. By this previous weekend, it grew to become much more clear.

Cannon mentioned he devotes his weekends to his youngsters, flying again to New York on Monday to tape his speak present. On Sunday morning, he introduced Zen “to the ocean” to observe the dawn and recalled “holding my son for the last time.”

(Photo: Nick Cannon Show)

Cannon, Scott and Zen on the seaside collectively. (Photo: Nick Cannon Show)

On the way in which to the airport quickly after, he bought the decision to show round. 

“Not only did we get to see the sun rise,” Cannon mentioned, preventing again tears, “but we saw the sun set too.”

Cannon mentioned he grieved with this household and referred to as Scott “the strongest woman” and “best mom.”

He mentioned he wasn’t certain how you can share the information publicly, saying he did not need any “pageantry.” But he is all the time been candid about his private life, so he is living his motto, “You don’t just go through it, you grow through it,” by sharing the information on his present.

Cannon additionally mentioned he is counting on his religion in God to get him by means of his grief. He mentioned the episode could be a “special show dedicated to my son Zen,” and he shared a number of footage of the gorgeous child boy all through.


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