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Nick Cannon ‘retired’ after son Zen’s tragic death

Nick Cannon was in tears while discussing the death of his son Zen (Image: Backgrid)

Nick Cannon is taking a break from work after the death of his son, Zen, it has been claimed.

41 year old star Share the sad news of the death of your 5-month-old son on Tuesday, in an emotional speech on the Nick Cannon Show.

He welcomes his seventh child, with Alyssa Scott, in June of this year, and broke down in tears when he told the audience that the young child had died of a brain tumor over the weekend.

According to reports, the former Brooklyn Nine-Nine actor will now be ‘taking a break’ from the show for a period of time.

An insider told Tonight’s reception that Nick’ was scheduled to have two taping sessions on Monday, including a live show. Both were unexpectedly canceled on Sunday, and a pre-recorded episode aired on Monday’.

While an additional source added that ‘the crew and the studio audience were all shocked by the appalling news’, and all were ‘unbeknowns to the tragic and extremely personal announcement Nick was going to make. about the passing of her youngest child Zen, during this morning’s live show’.

Baby Zen died from a rare brain tumor over the weekend and was previously diagnosed with hydrocephalus months before his death.

This condition is a buildup of fluid in the brain, which can put pressure on the brain and damage it.

Symptoms include headache, nausea, and blurred vision. If left untreated, it can be fatal.

Nick broke down as he shared his tragic loss on Tuesday, explaining the moment doctors told the family their son had a buildup of fluid in his head.

Zen immediately underwent brain surgery but his condition worsened over the past few weeks.

“The tumor started to grow a lot faster, and we knew that the time was …” he said before taking a moment to cower.

Speaking of their final days together, Nick explained that he made sure the family had ‘the best quality time’.


What is hydrocephalus?

Hydrocephalus is a buildup of fluid in the brain that can put pressure on the brain and damage the brain.

Symptoms include headache, nausea, difficulty walking, and blurred vision.

There are three main types of hydrocephalus:

Congenital – present from birth, acquired – develops after birth and normal pressure – usually develops in older adults.

This condition can often be treated by using a catheter (a thin tube) to drain excess fluid.

If not treated, Hydrocephalus can be fatal.

“This weekend, I tried to spend the best quality time with Zen,” he continued through tears. ‘We woke up on Sunday we had the chance to go to the ocean.

“I got a call on my way to the airport to get back to Zen.”

He shared that he held his son for the last time over the weekend and returned to work immediately after the tragedy to keep himself busy.

Describing the episode as a ‘celebration of a lifetime’ to Zen, he added: ‘You can’t heal until you feel it’.

The audience applauded when he dedicated the acting part to his late son.

Metro.co.uk has contacted Nick’s representative for comment.

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