Nick Cannon's 5-month-old son Zen has passed away 1 month ago

Nick Cannon's 5-month-old son Zen has passed away

Our thoughts are with Nick, Alyssa and their entire family at this heart-breaking time.

Actor Nick Cannon has announced that his five-month-old son Zen has sadly passed away.

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Baby Zen had been diagnosed with Hydrocephalus, a condition in which fluids build up in the cavities of the brain, putting pressure on the organ.

Nick announced that his son had passed away at the start of The Nick Cannon Show.

He said: "I got so much to talk about. I haven't even shared this with anybody. Not even the crew. Just because there is so much going on in the world. I had a tough, very tough weekend."

The host then explained how he and Alyssa Scott found out that their baby was very ill during the summer.

He shared that doctors had put a shunt in Zen's head, and they had to "hope for the best". Zen's health then took a turn around Thanksgiving.

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"The process sped up," Nick said. "If anybody knows how cancer is, it was cancer in the brain. And the tumor began to grow a lot faster."

He then shared that they took baby Zen to the beach over the weekend, where he got to hold him for "one last time".

Nick then said: "This is a beautiful show dedicated to my son. You never know what someone is going through. Hug your family. Kiss somebody. Tell them you love them."

During his monologue, Nick spoke highly of Zen's mother Alyssa.

He said: "Alyssa was just the strongest woman I have ever seen. Never had an argument here never was angry.

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"She was emotional when she needed to be but was always the best mom and continues to be the best mom possible. So I've got to say thank you to my entire family."