In an emotional Instagram post, Nick Cannon remembered his five-month-old son Zen’s “spirit and brightness” and mourned the loss of his “little dude.”
On Saturday, Jan. 22, the Nick Cannon Show host shared a photo of him sitting down with five of his children—including twins Monroe and Moroccan Cannon, whom he shares with ex Mariah Carey ten, Powerful, one, and twins Zion and Zillion, seven months —as part of an emotional Instagram tribute to his five-month-old son who died from brain cancer in December.
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The caption read, “Still missing my little dude… His Spirit and brightness were soo strong #ZensLight “To be absent from the body, is to be present with the Lord.” 2Corinthians 5:8 The whole family, We ALL miss you young King! Forever Our Angel!🙏🏾❤️🩹👼🏾”
In July 2021, Cannon, now 41, welcomed Zen, his seventh child, with model Alyssa Scott. On an episode of his talk show in December, he revealed that Zen had passed away after a battle with brain cancer that was first detected when they took him for a health checkup.
“We thought it would be a routine process,” he told the audience at the time. “We went in just to check his sinuses, and they actually said his sinuses were pretty cool.”
“But by the time we found out that he had another condition. And I think it was called if I’m not mistaken, fluid that was building up in his head, and that was the cause,” Nick said, referring to the condition hydrocephalus. “His head was starting to get big. When we found out it was more, they called it a malignant tumor in his head.”
‘I’m here to show that I can fight through this, I’m feeling it, I’m vulnerable, I’m open,’ he said, and continued to film the next day.
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