Actor and host Nick Cannon announced on Tuesday, on his daytime show that he and model Alyssa Scott had lost their 5-month-son, Zen.
The little boy was suffering from brain cancer and despite surgery and treatment, they lost him. Cannon was teary-eyed during the show but took time to praise Alyssa for being very strong throughout their tragedy.
Zen Was Cannon’s Seventh Child
Alyssa Scott had given birth amid sensationalism. Other than being a father to 10-year-old twins, son Moroccan, and daughter Monroe with Mariah Carey, Cannon also welcomed daughter Powerful Queen with Brittany Bell. He also shared his 4-year-old son Golden with Bell. On June 14, Cannon also welcomed twins Zion Mixolydian and Zillion Heir with Abby De La Rosa earlier this year. And just nine days after, Scott birthed Zen.
At the time, Cannon was torn into by the trolls, for having welcomed four children, in six months, with three different women. Sadly, little Zen did not make it and Cannon and Scott are devastated.
Nick Cannon Thought Zen Had A “Cannon-Sized” Head
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It all began when they took Zen to the doctor, following a normal “Cannon-sized head” as Nick called it. Baby Zen seemed to have a larger-than-normal head, which concerned them a little. But more than that, Cannon said, “He had this interesting breathing and by the time he was two months old I noticed… he had this nice sized head, I called it a “Cannon head”. We didn’t think anything of it, he had a normal Cannon head. But I wanted to take him to the doctor to get the breathing and the sinus thing checked out. We thought it would be a routine process.”
Sadly, doctors discovered fluid in Zen’s head along with a malignant tumor. Despite surgery and a shunt to drain the fluid, Zen’s health worsened on Thanksgiving as the tumor began to grow. Cannon remarked that he managed to spend some quality time with Zen and Scott over the weekend, going to the beach, before flying back on Monday. He tearfully added that this was the last time he was able to hold his little boy in his arms.
Nick Cannon Says Alyssa Scott Is The “Strongest”
Along with Cannon’s loss, there’s Alyssa Scott with her mother’s loss as well. But according to Cannon, she is strong, and he is praising her for the strength she had shown during the crisis.
Said Cannon, “Zen’s mom, Alyssa, was just the strongest woman I’ve ever seen. Never argued, never was angry. Was emotional when she needed to be, but always the best mom, and continues to be the best mom”. Scott also has a daughter from a previous relationship. As Cannon took to social media to discuss his loss and grief, Scott ran an Instagram story with pictures of baby Zen during happier times.
Here’s an Instagram post by the bereaved mother. RIP little Zen.
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