Nick Cannon breaks down as he reveals baby son Zen's death
The US star welcomed the child with model Alyssa Scott earlier this year.
American comedian and presenter Nick Cannon has announced that his five-month-old son Zen has died.
The 41-year-old broke the news during Tuesday’s episode of The Nick Cannon Show, saying his child had died after suffering a brain tumour.
Zen was born in June and Cannon recalled the moment he and his partner, model Alyssa Scott, were told he was suffering from a condition called hydrocephalus – a build-up of fluid in the brain.
He underwent surgery but suffered “an interesting turn” during Thanksgiving and the “process sped up”.
Cannon said before his son died on the weekend he took him to the ocean where he held him for a final time.
He went on to describe the episode of his show as a “celebration of life” for his late son, telling the audience: “You can’t heal until you feel.”
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