Nick Cannon Describes His Final Moments With His 5-Month-Old Son Zen

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Nick Cannon has recently shared the devastating news surrounding the death of his son, and now he’s described his heartbreaking final moments…

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This comes as the TV host spoke out on The Nick Cannon Show, revealing the tragic events that took place over the weekend…

He also told his audience about the last moments he had with his son…

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Now, Nick Cannon is notorious for a lot of things.

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Throughout his career, he’s managed to try out many different stints which has earned him a pretty impressive resume.

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From hosting, to acting, to stand-up gigs… the man seems to have done it all.

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But there’s something else he’s pretty well known for…

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And that’s having a lot of kids.

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And the whole thing’s a little complicated.

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His love life has certainly been a rollercoaster.

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And which partner to better to start off with than the Queen of Pop herself, Mariah Carey.

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Cannon’s relationship with Carey was very public, with both of them being extremely loved-up throughout their time together.

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They even have twins together, Monroe and Moroccan, aged ten.

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But in 2012, the couple called it quits in what Carey described to be a “tough” split…

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Wherein both parties spent a lot of time hashing things out with divorce lawyers.

But thankfully, they remained friends in the end.

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Cannon quickly moved on, being linked with women such as Jessica White and Brittany Bell.

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And the comedian went on to have 2 children with the latter, a son called Golden and very recently, a daughter named Powerful Queen.

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But this is where things get a little sticky.

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It was reported that Cannon was seeing 3 women, after stating he doesn’t believe in monogamy. 

“I think I’ll never be able to be with just one woman again,” he said during an episode of the podcast ExpediTIously.

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And he stayed true to his word, because during that time, it was reported he was seeing DJ Abby De La Rosa, model Lanisha Cole, and Brittany Bell.

He has recently had a child with Alyssa Scott.

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Sadly, he has now spoken out about the tremendous loss he and Alyssa suffered this weekend.

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He announced that their little baby boy, Zen, passed away, detailing the final moments he shared with him.

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Zen was just 5 months old when he succumbed to his illness on Sunday…

And Nick shared that everything happened pretty suddenly.

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He opened up on his talk show, explaining that Zen was suffering from a brain cancer called hydrocephalus…

“I always noticed he had a cough, and so I wanted to check it out,” he explained. “He had this interesting breathing, and by the time he was two months, I noticed he had this nice-sized head too — a Cannon head.

“We didn’t think anything of it. But I wanted to take him to the doctor for his sinus and breathing. We thought it would be routine.”

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However, it was a lot worse than they previously thought. Doctors informed the couple that Zen actually had fluid build up in his brain…

And a malignant tumor.

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He was immediately taken into surgery to release the pressure in his brain…

Although, in November things took a turn for the worst. “Thanksgiving, we had an interesting turn,” Nick said, tearing up. “And things just sped up. The tumor began to grow a lot faster. And so we knew that time was…”

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Nick made it his priority to spend as much time as possible with his son over his last remaining days, saying on his show that they took a trip to the beach, where he held baby Zen for the final time…

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“This weekend I made an effort to spend the most quality time with Zen.

“We woke up on Sunday, and I was just… I felt like I wanted to go to the water, close to the ocean. So we got a chance to go to the ocean.”

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Nick broke down in tears, adding: “I wanted to make sure I had the sun to rise and hold my son. And… Having the last… holding my son the last time…

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“It was a beautiful setting and to spend that whole day was interesting because even when I was holding my son I was still preparing my day as it normally went – to come back and come here.

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However, when he got in his car to leave, he admits he just had to turn back around and stay with his son a little longer…

“I turned around, and not only did we get to see the sunrise, but we got to see the sunset, too.”

Rest in peace Zen.

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