- Nick Cannon's youngest child, five-month-old Zen, succumbed to a brain tumour over the weekend
- According to Nick, Zen had battled the condition since it was diagnosed when he was just two months old
- The former Nickelodeon star revealed that he spent the weekend with Zen at a beach in California where they had fun together for the last time
- Zen died not long after
Actor Nick Cannon has announced that he is mourning his youngest son Zen who succumbed to a brain tumour.
The heartbroken father shared the information on The Nick Cannon Show, revealing that the little boy's tumour developed around Thanksgiving Day.
"Ultimately, it was cancer in the brain and the tumour began to grow a lot faster. And so we knew that time was...," Cannon said, before breaking down into tears.
The 41-year-old Cannon added that he spent this past weekend at a beach in California where they shared a few last moments and held each other for the last time.
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The five-month-old passed on not long after, Daily Mail reports.
Developed health issues at two months old
According to Cannon, Zen's health issues started when he was just about two months old when they noticed that his head seemed abnormally large but they thought he had a sinus problem.
"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," the TV personality remembered.
He, along with Zen's mother, model Alyssa Scott, took him to the doctor who informed them that the toddler had fluid build-up in his head, known medically as Hydrocephalus.
The Mayo Clinic defines Hydrocephalus as the build-up of fluid in the brain ventricles which increases their size and mounts excessive pressure on the brain.
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Further tests revealed that the young one had a brain tumour that required immediate surgery and a shunt to help drain the fluid.
Mariah Carey Shuts Down Talk of Nick Cannon’s Other Kids Being Her Twins' Half-Siblings
Legit.ng reported that Maria Carey was quick to rebuff talks about her kids having siblings outside her home during an interview.
The singer was talking about her love for Christmas, and the interviewer questioned if her twin's step-siblings would get to join in the festivities.
The Without You crooner said she was not married to Nick Cannon hence did not think it should be that way.