Nick Cannon has shared that his youngest son, Zen Scott Cannon, has passed away from a brain tumor.
He was born on June 23rd of this year.
On Tuesday (Dec. 7), while opening his talk show Nick Cannon, with his segment “Pic of The Day,” the 41-year-old shared the tragic news with his studio audience and opened up how his family has been reacting to the news.
Cannon shared that on Thanksgiving he noticed his son's health take a turn and on Sunday (Dec. 5) that was the last time he was able to be present with his son Zen before he died.
“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.”
Adding, “This is a special show dedicated to my beautiful son, Zen.”
Cannon also detailed moments about his son’s health and observations he noticed months after he was born.
“I always noticed he had a cough and so I wanted to check it out,” he said. ”He had this interesting breathing and by the time he was two months, I noticed he had this nice sized head too — a Cannon head. We didn’t think anything of it. But I wanted to take him to the doctor for his sinus and breathing. We thought it would be a routine process.”
Zen was diagnosed with a form of brain cancer.
“I have to thank all of the doctors at the Children's Hospital of Orange County,” he said. “I am so grateful for my entire family for coming together during this time ... especially Alyssa.”
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