Nick Cannon is heartbroken after announcing that his youngest child, Zen Scott Cannon, has died from a brain tumor.
The "Masked Singer" host shared the devastating news on "The Nick Cannon Show" on Dec. 7. He also posted the news to Instagram.
Zen, born in June 2021, was only two months old when Nick and model Alyssa Scott, the baby's mother, noticed that his head seemed large. Plus, they thought he was dealing with a sinus issue because of "interesting breathing." After consulting with medical experts, a doctor said fluid had started to build up in Zen's head and a tumor was discovered, something that required immediate surgery.
Things, though, began getting worse around Thanksgiving.
"The process sped up," Nick said, "and the tumor began to grow a lot faster."
While tearfully addressing the death, Nick said he took his youngest son to the ocean in California last weekend for "quality time." Zen died shortly after.
Nick dedicated the show to his son.
Zen was Nick's seventh child and the fourth of Nick's children born within six months.
Nick and Alyssa previously kept Zen's medical issues private.
After the death, Alyssa posted several videos of Zen to her Instagram Story.
Nick famously shares twins Moroccan and Monroe, 10, with ex-wife Mariah Carey; he shares 3-year-old son Golden and 11-month-old daughter Powerful Queen with model Brittany Bell; he shares 6-month-old twins Zion Mixolydian and Zillion Heir with Abby De La Rosa; and Nick and model Alyssa Scott welcomed son Zen on June 23 — just nine days after Zion and Zillion were born.