In Memoriam: Fallen Stars of 2021

Nick Cannon is mourning the lack of his younger son.

On Tuesday, Dec. 7, Nick introduced the demise of his and Alyssa Scott's 5-month-old baby boy Zen after a battle with mind most cancers. "I acquired a lot to speak about," he mentioned at first of The Nick Cannon Present. "I have never even shared this with anyone. Not even the crew. Simply because there may be a lot occurring on this planet. I had a troublesome, very robust weekend."

Nick, 41, then confirmed the viewers his "Pic of the Day," {a photograph} of Zen, as he broke down in tears. "Earlier than the present began, within the summertime, Zen was born in June, June 23 truly," he continued. "It was a terrific day, y'all know I acquired numerous children. Zen is my youngest. It was so thrilling."

As Nick mirrored on his first few months with his youngest son, he recalled noticing Zen had a "sinus factor...like a cough" and "fascinating respiratory." Nick additionally seen the dimensions of Zen's head, however defined he did not suppose something of it as a result of his other six kids even have "good rounds heads."

"However I actually needed to take him to the physician to get the respiratory and sinus checked out," he informed the viewers. "So we thought it will be a routine course of. And we went in simply to test his sinuses, they usually truly mentioned his sinuses had been fairly cool, however by the point we discovered that he had one other situation. And I feel it was known as, if I am not mistaken, fluid that was build up in his head, and that was the trigger...his head was beginning to get massive. Once we discovered it was extra, they known as it a malignant tumor in his head. Instantly, we needed to have surgical procedure. Mind surgical procedure."

As Nick defined, docs put a shunt in Zen's head as they hoped "for the perfect."

After that, the household "carried on" and Zen was "taking part in with all his brothers and sisters." 

Whereas addressing the viewers, Nick then gave a shout-out to Zen's mother Alyssa. "Alyssa was simply the strongest girl I've ever seen. By no means had an argument, by no means was offended," he mentioned. "She was emotional when she wanted to be however was all the time the perfect mother and continues to be the perfect mother doable. So I've acquired to say thanks to my whole household however particularly to Alyssa."

Nick then defined issues took an "fascinating flip" round Thanksgiving. "The method sped up," he shared. "If anyone is aware of how most cancers is, it was most cancers within the mind. And the tumor started to develop loads sooner."

Nick Cannon

Nick went on to share that this previous weekend he spent the "most high quality time" with Zen that he may. On Sunday, Dec. 5, they went to the ocean, the place Nick held his son "for the final time."

"It is a lovely present devoted to my son," he mentioned. "You by no means know what somebody goes via. Hug your loved ones. Kiss any person. Inform them you're keen on them."

Nick can be dad to his and Mariah Carey's 10-year-old twins Moroccan Cannon and Monroe Cannon. He additionally shares Golden "Sagon" Cannon, 4, and Highly effective Queen Cannon, 12 months, with Brittany Bell, and 5-month-old twins Zion Mixolydian Cannon and Zillion Inheritor Cannon with Abby De La Rosa.

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