Nick Cannon’s 5-month-old son, Zen, dies of brain tumor

The 41-year-old star announced his son’s death on his eponymous show Tuesday

Talk show host Nick Cannon poses for a portrait on the set of "Nick Cannon" at Metropolitan Studios in New York on Sept. 16, 2021. His nationally syndicated daytime talk show premieres Sept. 27 on Fox Television Stations. (Photo by Andy Kropa/Invision/AP) (Andy Kropa, 2021 Invision)

Nick Cannon announced Tuesday that his 5-month-old son, Zen, died of a brain tumor over the weekend.

The 41-year-old TV host made the tragic announcement on his show, “Nick Cannon.”

Zen was Cannon’s seventh and youngest child; Alyssa Scott delivered him in June.

“Over the weekend, I lost my youngest son to a condition called hydrocephalus that is pretty much a malignant, midline brain tumor — brain cancer,” Cannon said. Hydrocephalus is characterized by an abnormal increase in the amount of fluid on the brain.

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