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In a tearful speech on Nick Cannon Show, Nick Cannon announces that his youngest son has passed away from brain cancer. Zen Scott Cannon is 5 months old.
In his emotional monologue, Cannon reveals for the first time that his son had been diagnosed a few months earlier, after he noticed that Zen sounded like he had “sinus” and “interesting breathing.” . He added that his son’s head also appears to be a bit large, but he thinks it’s just the “Cannon head” that the actor says he passed on to all of his children. “We don’t think about it, he has a normal Cannon head! But I would love to take him to the doctor to have his breath checked,” he continued.
What he and Zen’s mother, Alyssa Scott, hope will be a simple check-up, which ends with Zen getting surgery after doctors discover he has a fluid build-up in his head. “His head started to get bigger. As we discovered it more, they called it melanoma in his head,” Cannon said. “Immediately, we had to perform surgery. Brain surgery.” After the surgery, Cannon made sure to give his kids time together.He showed a photo on his show of the twins, which he shares with Mariah Carey, Roc and Roe, and one of his other young sons visiting Zen. have come together during this time and are very loving, not judging me or any of those people. many things,” he said. (The famous cannon welcomes four children in a year with three different women.)
Unfortunately, Zen’s tumor continued to grow, and around Thanksgiving, things took a turn. And on December 5, comedians Scott and Zen spent a day at the beach together for one last family outing, where Cannon got to hold his son “one last time”.
Cannon also specifically called Scott in his address. “Alyssa is the strongest woman I have ever seen,” he said. “She was emotional when she needed to be, but was always the best mom and continues to be the best mom she can be.”
Scott has yet to comment publicly but she honored her son on social media, sharing sweetly videos about Zen in her Instagram stories.
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