Nick Cannon is using the support of his six children to cope with the loss of his youngest child Zen, who recently died from brain cancer.
During an interview with People, the “Wild ‘N Out” host talked about how hard it was to break the news of his 5-month-old’s death to some of his other kids. “Having to explain that to 10-year-olds and a 4-year-old is pretty intense,” he said. “But their understanding and them being there for me probably helped me keep it together as well as really deal with it. Specifically, even, Roc and Roe. They were there for the entire journey.”
Monroe, Cannon’s daughter whom he shares with Mariah Carey, has been one of his greatest supporters through this whole ordeal. “My daughter, really, she’s so in tune and in line and wise beyond her years,” the Love Don’t Cost A Thing actor added. “I got a lot of therapists, but she’s probably my best therapist.”
“She keeps me in check,” Cannon said. “She’s so pure and so honest. To be 10, she asks some really strong and powerful questions. Really, just it’s all out of love. She’s my oldest child. Even though they’re twins, she came out first and she lets everybody know it. She’s helped me keep it strong.”
As REVOLT previously reported, last week, Cannon revealed that his infant son Zen, with whom he shares with Alyssa Scott, recently passed away after battling a rare brain cancer called Hydrocephalus. Doctors informed Scott and Cannon that their son was suffering from a malignant brain tumor and fluid was accumulating in his head. Zen underwent brain surgery, however, his condition worsened over the Thanksgiving holiday. Zen was able to take his last breaths with his parents by his side.
On Nov. 10, the daytime talk show host revealed his new tattoo of his son as an angel. “It was a lot of pain, but it was so well worth it. I enjoyed every moment of the experience to forever have my son right here as my rib, right here on my side, as my angel,” Cannon said on his show.