Nick Cannon’s Talk Show Crew Didn’t Know He Planned To Announce The Death Of His Youngest Son On Live Episode

The singer tearfully revealed that his son, Zen died from a form of brain cancer.

Nick Cannon surprised his studio audience and talk show crew when he announced that his youngest son Zen Cannon had passed away from a brain tumor.

During a live taping of The Nick Cannon Show (Dec. 7), the 41-year-old opened with the segment “Pic of The Day” and shared the tragic news about the passing of his son Zen.

"Today is a special one y'all, for many reasons, but it's not going to be an easy one because I have so much to talk about," he said. "I actually haven't even shared this with anybody really, I mean, not even the crew. I came in today kind of quiet."

Cannon shared that he noticed his son's health took a turn on Thanksgiving, and on Sunday (Dec. 5) was the last time he was able to be  with his son Zen before he died.

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“I have so much faith in the Lord [and] faith in God,” he shared with the audience, holding back tears. “I prayed for the miracle for God’s strength and that's why I am here with you guys today. He puts the most and heaviest weights on the shoulders of his strongest soldiers. I'm here to show that I can fight through this.”

In June, Cannon welcomed Zen with Alyssa Scott and spoke about her strength during the announcement.

"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 said.

Adding, “This is a special show dedicated to my beautiful son, Zen.”

According to People, they took Zen to the doctor when he was 2 months old after noticing that his head seemed larger than normal.

Subsequently, he was diagnosed with a malignant tumor. offers our sincerest condolences to Nick Cannon and his family.

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