[VIDEO] Nick Cannon’s son Zen dies of brain cancer aged 5 months – .

[VIDEO] Nick Cannon’s son Zen dies of brain cancer aged 5 months – .

A devastated Nick Cannon announced Tuesday that he lost his Zen baby to brain cancer over the weekend. He was five months old.

Zen, born June 23, was the youngest of Cannon’s seven children. In his eponymous daytime talk show, the Masked singer The host explained that Zen was diagnosed with a condition called hydrocephalus – which, according to the Mayo Clinic, is “the buildup of fluid in the deep chambers of the brain” – before it was finally discovered that he had. a malignant tumor that required immediate surgery. A shunt was inserted into his head – “a tube that would go in and drain all the fluid,” Cannon explained – but it was only a temporary fix.

On Thanksgiving Day, Zen took a turn for the worse. “The process has accelerated,” Cannon recalled. “The tumor started to grow much faster, and we knew the weather was…”

Cannon stopped speaking and began to cry.

“This weekend, I made an effort to spend as much time as possible with Zen,” continued a tearful Cannon. “We woke up on Sunday… and we were lucky enough to go to the ocean. Usually on Sundays I take care of whatever I need with the family and then I go back to New York, ”where he films his syndicated talk show in front of a live studio audience. “But I wanted to make sure I let the sun come up and hold my son… hold my son for the last time.” “

Cannon eventually got in the car to drive to the airport, but eventually returned home to be with Zen. “I turned around, and not only did we see the sun come up, but we also saw the sun go down,” he said.

Explaining the difficult decision to resume production on Tuesday, Cannon said, “I’m still talking about the fact that” you don’t go through it, you go through it. You keep pushing. And I have so much faith in the Lord, I have so much faith in God. People will often tell me that I should pray for miracles, and I prayed for the miracle – the miracle of the strength of God – and that is why I am here with you today. Because I know he puts the heaviest and heaviest weight on the shoulders of his strongest soldiers, so I’m here to show that I can fight through this. I feel it, I’m vulnerable, I’m open, but I’m going to get out of it, and it’s a decimated special to my stepson, Zen.

Cannon especially thanked the doctors and nurses at the Orange County Children’s Hospital and called Zen’s mother Alyssa Scott “the strongest woman I have ever seen.” Finally, Cannon asked his audience to research the people they care about the most in their lives.

“I know so many people have gone through the kind of pain and heartache that I am feeling right now,” he said. “You never know what someone is going through, so hug your people, hug your family, hug someone, tell them you love them. “

Watch the emotional video above.


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