Nick Cannon’s 5-Month-Old Son Just Died of Brain Cancer and My Heart Aches For Him

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This is not the news I wanted to wake up to this morning and honestly, nobody does…

News just broke that Nick Cannon’s 5-Month-Old Son Just Died of Brain Cancer and My Heart Aches For Him.


As a parent, I cannot even begin to imagine the pain and hurt Nick, his family and the mother of the child are experiencing.

According to reports, Nick Cannon and Alyssa Scott welcomed Zen back in June which ended up being Nick’s seventh child.

Apparently, on his show, Nick shared how he and his family discovered Zen was battling Hydrocephalus, a form of brain cancer. 


“I always noticed he had a cough and so I wanted to check it out,” he said. “He had this interesting breathing and by the time he was two months I noticed he had this nice sized head too — a Cannon head. We didn’t think anything of it. But I wanted to take him to the doctor for his sinus and breathing. We thought it would be routine.” 

Nick Cannon

Unfortuantly, it wasn’t a routine visit as Zen had fluid building in his head and it was a malignant tumor.

Zen ended up having brain surgery and a shunt placed to drain the fluid but around Thanksgiving is when things started to take a turn for the worse.


“This weekend I made an effort to spend the most quality time with Zen. We woke up on Sunday and went to the ocean with him and Alyssa and then I had to fly back to New York for the show,” he shared, breaking down in tears. “I got a call on my way to the airport to head back to Zen.”

Nick Cannon

Oh my heart hurts. What a sweet and beautiful baby boy that was taken far too soon. RIP sweet little one.

Photos courtesy of Deposit Photos.

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  1. I am so heartbroken for you and your family. He was a beautiful baby boy. I will be praying for y’all. God bless .

  2. So very sorry for your loss. May God comfort you during this dark time in your life. Hugs and prayers.

  3. So very sorry to hear . May he Rest In Peace. He will b your Guardian Angel until you meet again .

  4. Hydrocephalus is not brain cancer it’s fluid on the brain! I know this cause I have had a shunt since birth for the fluid on my brain! Have had over 100 surgeries and mostly because of my shunt!

    1. @Denise Beetle, I thought the same thing. Maybe he had a tumor in addition to hydrocephaly? Either way, so sorry for the loss of a loved one, especially an infant.

  5. My deepest sympathy. He is now your guardian angel. From one parent to another it is hard to lose a child. I pray the Lord helps you through. God bless you.

  6. I am so very sorry for your son, I know the loss well and my heart breaks for both of you. I know sometimes words are not enough to ease the ease the pain.I want you to know you are not alone. Also think of it this way , for right now he is being held in Jesus’s loving arms being rocked to sleep. I am sending a hug and a pray to you both for peace and comfort. Also sending you a hug for both of you . One day you will see him again and your heart will be over filled with joy.

  7. From one angel mommy to another my sincerest condolences.
    Prayers to Nick and his family for comfort and strength at this time.

  8. This is absolutely heartbreaking 💔 my deepest condolences to everyone!! Praying for everyone!!

  9. My deepest and my most sincerest condolences goes out to you and your family!

  10. I’m so so sad for you all! Praise God he is one of our little angels now! But so sad for the pain you must be experiencing!

  11. It is always so hard to lose a child. My heart goes out to you. I lost a baby boy at birth. The pain is something that will be with you. My prayers are with you and your family.

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