Nick Cannon’s 5-Month-Old Son Zen Dies of Brain Cancer


Nick Cannon is mourning the loss of his youngest son, 5-month-old Zen, who died of brain cancer.

On The Nick Cannon Show, the father of seven shared how he and his family discovered Zen was battling Hydrocephalus, a form of brain cancer.

“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.”

Cannon shared, “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 said. “I got a call on my way to the airport to head back to Zen.”

Cannon then tearfully revealed that he held his son for the last time this weekend. “It was a beautiful setting…We got to see the sunrise and sunset too.”

He said he returned to work so soon because he wanted to dedicate the show to Zen.

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Editorial credit: Denis Makarenko