In a recent sit-down, Nick Cannon opened up about his insecurities when it comes to intimacy with his partner.
Everyone tends to have insecurities, and celebrities are no exception, even those who appear to be in the best conditions.
One might think that the father of a whopping seven children has nothing to worry about with his physique, but he confirmed that is far from the truth.
Nick Cannon Talks Insecurities Regarding Physical Intimacy
On a memorable episode of “The Nick Cannon” show aired on Wednesday, January 29, the host got candid about his biggest insecurity when it comes to lovemaking.
This conversation was held during the “Man Panel” segment where Dr. Ish Major, Rip Micheals, Chris Distefano, and Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino were present.
The men gathered to answer the audience’s questions regarding relationships. This led to the discussion about any insecurities they have with intimacy.
The show’s host said he considers himself skinny and does not feel confident revealing his body, even though he boasts about being in shape. He confessed:
“I will tell you off top…I definitely have an insecurity when it comes to being intimate. I’ve been skinny my whole life therefore I have never liked to be completely naked, I hide under the covers.”
This admission opened the door to deeper discussions, such as men’s pressure to please their partners in bed and what they are most afraid of.
Sorrentino’s top concern is his family’s health and safety, as well as not being his best self. He added, “you only get one life, and you gotta make the most of it.”
Cannon admitted to using humor as a coping mechanism for his insecurities, and fellow comedian Distefano agreed.
The 41-year-old said when someone gives him bad news, he laughs it off, not to be rude but due to not knowing what else to do.
Dr. Ish posited that ultimatums should not be used in certain situations unless partners want “a very unhappy, bitter and angry man” in their bed. He noted that women should want a partner, not a hostage.
Speaking of intimacy, Cannon had made a decision contrary to what he has been known for in recent times. The Blast revealed that he chose to be celibate until 2022, following his therapist’s advice.
In June 2021, he and Abby De La Rosa welcomed twins Zion and Zillion. Days before, Alyssa Scott birthed his late son, Zen.
Cannon also shares 4-year-old Golden and 10-months-old Powerful with ex Britanny Bell. Mariah Carey, his ex-wife, also parents his 10-year-old twins, Moroccan and Monroe.
“The Nick Cannon Show” Host Honors Late Son With Tattoo
Another memorable episode of the Cannon’s show was held in December, where he showed up despite the passing of his son, Zen, the weekend before.
The Blast shared that the host surprised the audience and the production team when he pulled himself together to conduct the program.
During a show segment called “Pic of the Day,” where Cannon showcases the most important photo from the episode, he brought out a moving image.
Encased in a frame was the picture of a baby angel tattooed on Cannon’s rib cage, likely made to resemble his deceased son. A band across his chest read, “Zen.”
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Cannon said he received more love amid the loss of his son than he probably had in his life and expressed his gratitude to all his well-wishers. The “Masked Singer” star explained:
“It was a lot of pain but it was so well worth it, I enjoyed every moment of the experience to forever have my son right here as my rib, right here on my side, as my angel.”
The “Wild ‘N’ Out” Host Opted Not To Give Late Son Chemotherapy
Cannon’s toddler Zen lost his life to high-grade glioma, a very uncommon and aggressive form of brain cancer.
The Blast reported that the patriarch chose not to give his son chemotherapy and instead provided him with the best life he could have while alive.
Cannon, who underwent chemotherapy for Lupus, did not want his son to be “hooked up to machines, for the rest of the time” or suffer any further.
After a brave battle, Zen took his last breath in the company of his loving parents at the tender age of five months.