Nick Cannon’s TV Show Crew Had No Idea He Was Going To Announce His 5-Month-Old’s Death on Live Episode

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Nick Cannon has recently shared the devastating news of the death of his son on his talk show, and it turns out his crew had no idea…

He spoke about the last few days he spent with son, Zen, on The Nick Cannon Show.

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And the TV crew was just as stunned as the audience when he shared the tragic announcement.

Scroll on to watch the heartbreaking video…

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.

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…

And that’s having a lot of kids.

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And the whole thing’s a little complicated.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

But Nick has recently been hit with a true tragedy.

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He recently announced that his and Alyssa’s little baby boy, Zen, has passed away at just 5 months old.

What makes his announcement even more shocking, is that nobody was aware of the battle the couple had to go through over the weekend…

Not even his crew.

During part of his show called “Pic of the Day,” Nick brought out a framed picture of his baby son, and was understandibly emotional…

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He went on to say that he had a “very tough weekend,” and stated he hadn’t shared the tragic news with “anybody.”

“Today is a special one y’all, for many reasons, but it’s not going to be an easy one, because I have so much to talk about,” he said.

“I actually haven’t even shared this with anybody really, I mean, not even the crew. I came in today kind of quiet.”

The host became increasingly emotional as he spoke about his son, which led to a burst of applause from the audience trying to show their support.

This seemingly gave Nick the encouragement he needed to carry on, as he continued, saying: “He was the most loving. We called him ‘Z Chilling.’ He was always smiling. Always having the most beautiful spirit.”

He then went on to explain 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.”

Sadly, 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…

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

He spent his last few days with his son last week.

They took a trip to the beach, where Nick held baby Zen for the final time.

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

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“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.

“And usually on Sundays, I kind of handle everything I have to handle with the family and fly back to New York so I can be here for you all.

Nick broke down in tears, adding: “But 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.

“I didn’t know what it was gonna be, but I just… But even by the time I got in the car and was headed to the airport I had to turn around.”

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Nick continued: “I turned around, and not only did we get to see the sunrise, but we got to see the sunset, too. And I didn’t know how I was gonna handle today, but I just wanted to grieve with my family.

“I didn’t want to make it about any pageantry or any of that type of stuff, so I kind of went back and forth about what I should do but I felt like I was always talking about, ‘You don’t go through it — you grow through it’ and I have so much faith in the Lord.”

Nick concluded: “People were often telling me I should pray for miracles and I did pray for the miracle.”

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“I pray for the miracle of God’s strength and that’s why I’m here with you guys today.”

You can watch his full announcement below…

Our hearts go out to Nick and Alyssa as they try to process their loss.

Rest in peace, baby Zen.