The news was confirmed by the daytime talk show host himself who revealed the baby’s passing on his “Nick Cannon Show.”
“Because with the transition of my youngest son Zen, I felt like it was important to talk to someone who knows how difficult it is to lose a child, who just has great counsel,” said an emotional Nick. “So I invited my friend, my therapist to talk about love and loss.”
“Over the wekeend I lost my youngest son to a condition called hydrocephalus that is pretty much a malignat, midline brain tumor—brain cancer.”
He then thanked Dr. Laura Berman for being on hand to help him grieve as the therapist previously lost her 16-year-old son, herself.
Zen, who is the son of Nick and model Alyssa Scott, was born on June 23.
Alyssa Scott has yet to comment on their son’s passing but has been sharing InstaStories of her late son on social media.
The Mayo Clinic reports that Hydrocephalus which can happen at any age but occurs more frequently among infants and adults over 60, is “the buildup of fluid in the cavities (ventricles) deep within the brain.”
“The excess fluid increases the size of the ventricles and puts pressure on the brain causing damage to tissue,” the clinic adds.
Back in July, Nick excitedly shared news of the baby’s birth saying, “Introducing Zen Scott Cannon ‘aka Z Chillin.”
Nick is of course a proud father and welcomed several children this year alone. His oldest, daughter Monroe and son Moroccan, are fraternal twins from his marriage to Mariah Carey. Followed by his two children, son Golden and daughter Powerful Queen with former beauty Queen Brittany Bell. And in June 2021, welcomed three children by two different women; DJ Abby De La Rosa gave birth to twin sons, Zion Mixolydian and Zillion Heir, and Alyssa Scott gave birth to the aforementioned Zen.
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Sending heartfelt prayers and condolences to the grieving mom and dad.