Nick Cannon has thanked fans for the outpouring of support he’s received after announcing the death of his son.
During today’s episode of The Nick Cannon Show, the TV host updated fans on how he was dealing with his loss…
And shared his appreciation for all those who have taken the time to wish him and Alyssa well.
Read on for the full story…
Now, Nick Cannon is notorious for a lot of things.
Throughout his career, he’s managed to try out many different stints which has earned him a pretty impressive resume.
From hosting, to acting, to stand-up gigs… the man seems to have done it all.
But there’s something else he’s pretty well known for…
And that’s having a lot of kids.
And the whole thing’s a little complicated.
His love life has certainly been a rollercoaster.
And which partner to better to start off with than the Queen of Pop herself, Mariah Carey.
Cannon’s relationship with Carey was very public, with both of them being extremely loved-up throughout their time together.
They even have twins together, Monroe and Moroccan, aged ten.
But in 2012, the couple called it quits in what Carey described to be a “tough” split…
Wherein both parties spent a lot of time hashing things out with divorce lawyers.
But thankfully, they remained friends in the end.
Cannon quickly moved on, being linked with women such as Jessica White and Brittany Bell.
And the comedian went on to have 2 children with the latter, a son called Golden and very recently, a daughter named Powerful Queen.
But this is where things get a little sticky.
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.
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.
However, he has recently had a child with Alyssa Scott.
Sadly, he and Alyssa suffered a tremendous loss this weekend…
He announced that their 5-month-old son, Zen, passed away, sharing the final moments he spent with him.
He opened up on his talk show on Tuesday, 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.”
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.
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…”
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…
“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.”
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…
“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.
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.”
Since his heartbreaking apperance, he has spoken out again today, this time to say thankyou to those who have uplifted him during this tragedy.
“People keep asking me how I’m doing I say, ‘I’m vertical, I’m standing and you know that’s a good start,'” he said.
“A lot of people keep asking me like, ‘Man why are you even at work?’ Especially my family members, ‘Boy you need to go sit down somewhere, you got too many jobs already.
“Allow yourself to just be yourself.’ And I appreciate that all of that advice and I know it comes from a place of care. But to me, this isn’t work.”
He added that yesterday was easier for him to talk about the tragedy because he still felt “numb.”
“Yesterday, it was a little easier than today because yesterday I was so laser-focused and even numb… I just knew I just had to get it done. Today, I’m a little torn. I’m a little confused. Because it’s a hurting thing.”
He went on to thank everyone for the “uexpected” “outpouring of love.”
“It is brand new to me. So I’m dealing with it. So, thank you. Thank you. That’s all I can say. I’m not used to all of this hugging and ‘You okay?’ I’m fine … but of course, everyone knows that I’m not fine, but you guys are making me feel better,” he said.
He continued: I didn’t expect it from all over the world I really can’t thank you guys enough…
“When I’m talking about the guilt I don’t want to even make it about me like, but I say thank you from Alyssa, Zen’s mom, and the rest of our family… She’s making it, you know, five minutes at a time. But it’s but those words really, the tweets, it’s outstanding.”