Alyssa Scott, the mother of Nick Cannon’s youngest son Zen, took to Instagram to share photos and videos of their newborn moments after news surfaced that he passed away from brain cancer.
On Tuesday (Dec. 7), Scott shared a video of Zen waking up from a nap. She also posted a video of the 5-month-old smiling while sleeping peacefully. In another clip, the infant sported overalls with an animal T-shirt. Scott asked him, “Can you say good morning, Daddy? You say, I love you.” Zen attempted to talk, which prompted his mother to say, “Good job. And he loves you too.”
As REVOLT previously reported, Cannon revealed on his daytime talk show that his son he welcomed with Scott back in June passed away after battling a rare brain cancer called Hydrocephalus.
“I always noticed he had a cough, and so, I wanted to check it out,” he explained on-air. “He had this interesting breathing and by the time he was 2 months [old] 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.”
Doctors told Scott and Cannon that Zen was suffering from a malignant brain tumor and fluid was accumulating in his head. He underwent brain surgery, however, his condition worsened over the Thanksgiving holiday. “This weekend I made an effort to spend the most quality time with Zen,” the “Wild ‘N Out” creator emotionally said. “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. I got a call on my way to the airport to head back to Zen.”
Cannon dedicated Tuesday’s episode as a “celebration of life” for his late son.
The REVOLT team would like to send our thoughts and prayers to Cannon and Scott at this time. May Zen rest in peace.