Nick Cannon’s five-month-old son Zen has died following a battle with a brain tumor, the father shared with his audience on the Nick Cannon Show Tuesday.
The infant, whom Cannon shared with Alyssa Scott, was born back in June and was the star’s youngest of seven children.
“Over the weekend I lost my youngest son to a condition called hydrocephalus that is pretty much a malignat, midline brain tumor—brain cancer,” Cannon, 41, told his audience, dedicating the episode to Zen.
As seen in the clip above, Cannon shared, “I always noticed he had a cough and so I wanted to check it out. 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 was eventually informed Zen had a malignant tumor and had to get brain surgery and a shunt to drain fluid that was building in his head. Cannon says things took a difficult turn around Thanksgiving.