Comedian Nick Cannon has announced that his five-month-old son has passed away after suffering from a rare brain tumour.
Cannon announced the news on The Nick Cannon Show today, December 7, explaining that his son, Zen, had been diagnosed with Hydrocephalus; a build-up of fluid in the brain.
The host explained that he “always noticed [his son] had a cough’, as well as ‘interesting breathing”.
Cannon and mum Alyssa Scott learned that their child had fluid building up in his head, and that he had a malignant tumour. He underwent brain surgery, but Cannon explained the tumour “began to grow a lot faster”, indicating they knew time was running out.
The father said he “made an effort to spend the most quality time with Zen”, and that he held his son for the last time over the weekend.
The comedian welcomed Zen, his seventh child, in June.
Nicholas Scott Cannon is an American comedian, actor, rapper, and television presenter.