Nick Cannon is still mourning the loss of his son, Zen.
Nick Cannon is remembering his 5-month old baby boy, Zen who passed away due to brain cancer in December 2021 with a social media post. Nick shared a picture of him sitting with his five children and captioned the post, "Still missing my little dude… His Spirit and brightness were soo strong #ZensLight. 'To be absent from the body, is to be present with the Lord'. 2Corinthians 5:8 The whole family, We ALL miss you young King! Forever Our Angel!”
Nick Cannon shared Zen with his ex Alyssa Scott and had previously opened up about how he explained Zen’s passing away to his other children and described it as ‘pretty intense’. Nick said, "But their understanding and them being there for me probably helped me keep it together as well as really deal with it. Specifically, even, Roc and Roe. They were there for the entire journey."
The Masked Singer host announced his son’s passing away on December 7, 2021, during an episode of The Nick Cannon Show and shared that he had passed away because of a malignant brain tumor and added that the tumor was initially found when Nick and Alyssa Scott checked to see if Zen’s sinuses were ok. He told the audience, “We thought it would be a routine process. We went in just to check his sinuses, and they actually said his sinuses were pretty cool. But by the time we found out that he had another condition. And I think it was called, if I’m not mistaken, fluid that was building up in his head, and that was the cause. His head was starting to get big. When we found out it was more, they called it a malignant tumor in his head.”
At that time, Nick Cannon shared with his audience that he will be okay despite such a tremendous loss and added, “[God] puts the most and heaviest weight on the shoulders of his strongest soldiers, so I’m here to show that I can fight through this. I’m feeling it, I’m vulnerable, I’m open, but I’m going to make it through.” Nick Cannon being a parent expressed that he wished he could have done more, spent more time with him taken more pictures with him, and hugged the little bundle of joy longer than he did.
Nick told to People that his daughter Roe is one of the biggest help that he needs to process Zen’s passing away. He added, "My daughter, really, she's so in tune and in line and wise beyond her years. I got a lot of therapists, but she's probably my best therapist. She keeps me in check. She's so pure and so honest. To be 10, she asks some really strong and powerful questions. Really, just it's all out of love. She's my oldest child. Even though they're twins, she came out first and she lets everybody know it. She's helped me keep it strong."
While announcing, Zen’s passing away Alyssa Scott posted a video montage of the baby boy with a caption, "Oh my sweet Zen. The soreness I felt in my arm from holding you is slowly fading away. It's a painful reminder that you are no longer here. I caught myself looking in the backseat as I was driving only to see the mirror no longer reflecting your perfect face back at me. When I close a door too loudly I hold my breath and wince knowing a soft cry will shortly follow. It doesn't come. The silence is deafening."
Nick Cannon took to his social media to share the inked that he got in the memory of his late son. He wrote, "Last night, I got the opportunity to go get a tattoo of my son, Zen, as an angel on my rib. It was actually a lot of pain, but it was so well worth it. I enjoyed every moment of the experience to forever have my son right here as my rib, right here on my side. My angel."
Nick Cannon shares two children twins Monroe and Moroccan Cannon with ex Mariah Carey, a son Golden ‘Sagon’ Cannon, and daughter Powerful Queen Cannon with ex Brittany Bell and recently welcomed twin boys Zion Mixolydian Cannon and Zillion Heir Cannon with Abby De La Rosa in June 2021.