Zen, the five months old son of Nick Cannon with Alyssa Scott has passed away from a brain tumor on Dec 5 2021 in California.
The Nick Cannon Show host, 41, tearfully announced his baby boy’s passing on the Tuesday, December 7, episode of his talk show, noting that the little one’s condition worsened around Thanksgiving. The former Nickelodeon star held his son for the last time during a trip to see the ocean in California on Sunday, December 5.
“Over the weekend, I lost my youngest son to a condition called hydrocephalus…brain cancer.
“It’s tough. And I have my therapist here, who’s been helping us through it.”
Cannon noted that both parents went to the doctor for what was believed to be a sinus issue when he was 2 months old.
Fluid was building up in his head, and the infant’s brain tumor required immediate surgery.
After his head seemed larger than usual, as well, they learned that fluid was building.
Doctors discovered he had a malignant brain tumor that required surgery immediately, and a shunt was placed to help drain out the fluid.
His tumor reportedly took a turn for the worse around Thanksgiving.
Zen reportedly died shortly after their trip to the beach, according to Cannon.
Zen was welcomed by his parents in June of this year. Zen was Cannon’s seventh child as he also shares twins Morocco and Monroe, 10, with Mariah Carey, son Golden, 4, and daughter Powerful, 11 months, with Brittany Bell, and twins Zillion and Zion, 5 months, with Abby De La Rosa.
“We got to spend the weekend with him.
“I said I feel like I want to go to the water, to the ocean, and usually on Sundays I handle everything I handle with the family and rush back to New York, and I wanted to make sure allowed the sun to rise and hold my son for the last time.
“But it was a beautiful setting and even spend that whole day.
“I was preparing my day as it normally went to come back and come here, and I didn’t know what it was going to be.
“By the time I came to the airport, I had to turn around.
“I turned around and saw the sun set too.
“I didn’t know I was going to handle today, but I just really wanted to grieve with my family and people who love me.”