During Tuesday’s broadcast, Nick Cannon shared the tragic news revealing the loss of his 5 month old son Zen. He had been experiencing breathing problems and lingering cough before things took a turn for the worst.
“Today is a special one y’all for many reasons but it’s not going to be an easy one,” he said on Tuesday. “I haven’t even shared this with anybody, not even the crew. I had a very tough weekend.”
He went on to say that after being told by doctors that Zen’s sinuses were fine, they realized fluid was building up in his head that was determined to be caused by a malignant brain tumor.
Cannon later explained that he saw Zen for the last time this past weekend. “I didn’t know how I was going to handle today but I just really wanted to grieve with my family, people who love you,” he said. “I didn’t want to make it about any pageantry so I kind of went back and forth of what I should do but I was always taught, you go through it you grow through it, you keep pushing. I’m here to show that I can fight through this, I’m feeling it, I’m vulnerable, I’m open. this is a special show dedicated to my beautiful son Zen.” (Sources: Nick Cannon Show / Yahoo Entertaiment)