Devastating! Nick Cannon Gets Emotional On Talk Show Revealing That His Youngest Child Has Died Due To a Brain Tumor [Video]

Posted December 7, 2021

Nick Cannon has revealed some heartbreaking and devastating news on Tuesday. The talk show host has lost his youngest son, Zen Scott Cannon due to a brain tumor.

Cannon made the emotional announcement during Tuesday’s live taping of ‘The Nick Cannon Show’ where he revealed his 5-month old had lost his battle to brain cancer.

Cannon and Alyssa Scott welcomed Zen back in June, making him Cannon’s seventh child. On his show, the father of seven tearfully shared how he and his family discovered Zen was battling Hydrocephalus, a form of brain cancer. 

According to the Mayo Clinic, Hydrocephalus “is the buildup of fluid in the cavities (ventricles) deep within the brain. The excess fluid increases the size of the ventricles and puts pressure on the brain.”

“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 routine.” 

The family quickly discovered that it was not a routine visit and that Zen had fluid building in his head and it was a malignant tumor. The baby had brain surgery and a shunt to drain the fluid. 

Cannon shared that things took a turn for the worse at Thanksgiving. 

“This weekend I made an effort to spend the most quality time with Zen. We woke up on Sunday and went to the ocean with him and Alyssa and then I had to fly back to New York for the show,” he shared, breaking down in tears. “I got a call on my way to the airport to head back to Zen.”

Cannon then tearfully shared that he held his son for the last time this weekend. “You can’t heal until you feel,” he told the audience, adding that he’s at work so soon after because this is all he knows, calling the episode a “celebration of life” for Zen. 

via ET
image via TMZ/Nick’s IG stories

Get into the clip of him revealing the sad news.

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