Nick Cannon’s eldest son succumbs to cancer.
Nick Cannon confirmed his youngest son’s death from brain cancer during a heartbreaking address on The Nick Cannon Show. Zen Scott Cannon was just five months old at the time.
Cannon disclosed for the first time in his impassioned speech that his kid had been diagnosed a few months prior, after seeing Zen looked to have a “sinus problem” and “strange breathing.” He said that his son’s head appeared significantly larger as well, but he assumed it was due to the actor’s alleged “Cannon head” inheritance to all of his offspring. “We didn’t consider it; he had a standard Cannon head!” “However, I wanted to take him to the doctor to get his breathing checked,” he continued.
What he and Zen’s mother, Alyssa Scott, anticipated would be a routine visit ended with Zen undergoing surgery after doctors discovered he had a buildup of fluid in his head. “His head was beginning to grow in size. When we discovered there was more to it, they diagnosed it as a cancerous tumor in his head,” Cannon explained. “We needed surgery immediately. “Cerebral surgery.” Following the procedure, Cannon made a point of spending time with his children. On his show, he displayed a photo of the twins he shares with ex-wife Mariah Carey, Roc and Roe, as well as another of his young sons visiting Zen. “I simply had an opportunity to spend as much time as possible, and I just want to express my gratitude to my entire family for coming together through this difficult time and being so supportive and nonjudgmental of me or anything else,” he said. (Cannon made headlines when he fathered four children in a single year with three separate women.)
Unfortunately, Zen’s tumor continued to grow, and things took a “turn” around Thanksgiving. And on December 5, Cannon, Scott, and Zen spent the day at the beach for one more family outing, during which Cannon held his son “for the final time.”
Cannon also made a direct reference to Scott throughout his address. “Alyssa was the most powerful woman I’ve ever seen,” he explained. “She was emotional when necessary, but she was always the best parent and remained the best mom conceivable.”
Scott has not yet publicly spoken, but she has been paying tribute to her kid on social media, sharing adorable videos of Zen in her Instagram stories.