Nick Cannon son LATEST – Star praises baby mama Alyssa Scott after Zen dies from brain tumor and Mariah Cary reaches out

NICK Cannon has praised Alyssa Scott following their son's Zen death from a brain tumor, as it has emerged that Mariah Carey privately reached out to him.

The Grammy award winner singer and talk show host were married for six years, before announcing their amicable split in August 2014.

The 41-year-old star announced the tragic news on his talk show that his son died from a brain tumor over the weekend. He was five months old.

Nick broke down in tears when he discussed his son on the program.

“Over the weekend, I lost my youngest son to a condition called hydrocephalus…brain cancer."

“It’s tough. And I have my therapist here, who’s been helping us through it.”

Nick welcomed his son Zen with model Alyssa Scott on June 23.

“I know people were wondering how she’s doing,” Nick told viewers of Zen's mother on Wednesday. “She’s making it five minutes at a time.”

Read our Nick Cannon live blog below for the very latest news and updates…

  • G. P. Rodriguez

    Zen started showing health problems in July

    Zen started having noticeable health problems in July, as he dealt with congestion, and doctors then measured his head, which revealed he had hydrocephalus. 

    He had brain surgery and they put a shunt drainage system in his head which is when they detected the brain cancer on the MRI, family previously revealed.

  • G. P. Rodriguez

    Nick's dad had 'hope' Zen would survive

    James Cannon told The Sun: "I took pictures and held Zen, his bright eyes had hope, and I always imagined him playing ball one day and growing up. I was like, 'Don't put no red tag on Zen, you've got to have hope.'

    "To get the news he passed was so sad, they were taking it day by day. Every day was different. They might have been given a time frame, but I think they were still praying for a miracle."

  • Jennifer Korn

    What is Nick Cannon's net worth?

    As of 2021, Celebrity Net Worth reports that Cannon is worth an estimated $30 million.

    This number comes from his various hosting positions over the years as well as various music and acting gigs.

    The hard-working Cannon has had a variety of posts on TV and currently is the host of The Masked Singer.

    He is also the founder of the record label N'Credible Entertainment.

  • Jennifer Korn

    Mom Alyssa Scott shares photographer’s tribute to Zencontinued

    Along with a tribute on her Instagram feed, photographer Candice Berman also posted a clip of Nick revealing the tragic loss of son Zen to her Story, too.

    Along with the emotional video, she wrote: “Zen, you are so loved.

    “The sweetest baby boy.

    “Prayers to @itsalyssaemm and @nickcannon.”

  • Jennifer Korn

    Mom Alyssa Scott shares photographer's tribute to Zen

    After Nick Cannon announced the loss of his and Alyssa Scott’s son Zen on Tuesday, the two shared tributes for their late child.

    The model posted a few sweet photos and videos of Zen on her Instagram Story, before sharing a post that photographer Candice Berman had made, as well.

    She posted a gallery of shots of the newborn and wrote: “I had the honor of photographing Zen Cannon when he was a newborn as well as when he was a couple months old. 

    “What a sweet, beautiful baby boy and what a strong mama he has.”

    The photographer continued: “I feel so blessed to have met him and his mom. 

    “I can't even begin to imagine what his mom and dad are going through at this time. 

    “I am sending out lots and lots and lots of love and prayers to them and their family.”

  • Jennifer Korn

    'Lead with love'

    People on social media continue to send condolences for Nick Cannon's loss.

    "You have no idea what private battles people are fighting. Lead with love. Embrace empathy," writer Shanita Hubbard wrote.

    "The news about Nick Cannon and Alyssa Scott's son is heartbreaking. May their baby rest in peace."

  • Jennifer Korn

    Where is Nick Cannon from?

    The 41-year-old television host is from San Diego, California.

    He graduated from Howard University in 2020, with a bachelor's degree in Criminology/Administration of Justice and a minor in Africana Studies.

  • Jennifer Korn

    Is Nick Cannon married?

    From 2008 to 2016, Cannon was married to singer Mariah Carey.

    He filed for divorce in 2014.

    Although reuniting a year after their divorce, they ultimately went their separate ways.

    The pair share fraternal twins Moroccan and Monroe.

    After the couple divorced, Nick vowed to "NEVER" marry again.

  • Jennifer Korn

    Mom Alyssa Scott mourns the loss of baby Zen, continued

    A second old video Zen's mom posted featured the newborn in brown overalls, lying in bed and wiggling around a little.

    Alyssa sweetly spoke to her son, saying: “Hi, can you say, ‘Good morning, Daddy’?

    “Can you say, ‘I love you.’ Say, ‘I love you so much.”

    She told him “Good job” as he made a few sounds.

    “And he loves you, too,” Alyssa assured her son in the emotional clip. 

    She continued: “Can you tell him we’re gonna go on a walk right now?”

    Alyssa giggled as son started to smile for her and the camera.

    “Ok, tell him bye bye,” she added. “Say, ‘Bye bye, Daddy.’ Wave bye bye.”

    The baby started to wave his little hands and his mom once again told him “good job” before the video ended.

  • Jennifer Korn

    Mom Alyssa Scott mourns the loss of baby Zen (cont'd)

    Another post Alyssa shared showed Zen sleeping in bed, next to his older sister.

    The model has a daughter from a previous relationship.

    Just a few weeks ago, Alyssa had shared a photo of her and her two kids dressing up in Flintstones costumes for Halloween.

    She’d captioned it by calling her son and daughter, her whole “world.”

  • Jennifer Korn

    Mom Alyssa Scott mourns the loss of baby Zen

    While model Alyssa Scott hasn’t yet specifically mentioned the loss of her child, she’s been sharing photos and videos of him on her Instagram Story.

    In one clip, Nick's girlfriend cooed at the newborn and said to him: “Hi, you slept pretty good."

    She asked Zen, who looked like he'd just woken up: “Did you have lots of dreams? 

    “What were you dreaming about?”

  • Jennifer Korn

    Is Nick Cannon the Masked Singer host?

    Nick Cannon is the series host, and has been since the show's conception in 2019.

    Celebrity Net Worth has host Nick Cannon's salary listed as $5million – but it remains unclear if that's his annual salary or his total salary over the last few years.

  • Jennifer Korn

    What’s hydrocephalus, the condition Zen suffered from?

    On Tuesday, Nick Cannon revealed his son died after suffering from a condition called hydrocephalus.

    He tried to explain what it was, saying that it’s “pretty much a malignant, midline brain tumor—brain cancer.”

    According to the Hydrocephalus Association: “Hydrocephalus is a chronic, neurological condition caused by an abnormal accumulation of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) within cavities of the brain called ventricles, resulting in pressure on the brain.”

    The site added: “[It’s] a complex, chronic condition that can develop for a variety of reasons, sometimes as part of another condition."

    “You can be born with it or acquire it from brain tumors, infections of the brain or a brain injury.”

  • Jennifer Korn

    Nick Cannon concerned about Zen's cough

    “I always noticed he had a cough and so I wanted to check it out,” he explained.

    "He had this real interesting breathing, and by the time he was 2 months old I noticed … he had this nice-sized head, too. I called it a Cannon head."

    "We didn’t think anything about it. But I wanted to take him to the doctor for his sinus and breathing."

    "We thought it would be routine."

  • Jennifer Korn

    Tributes pour in for Nick’s son Zen

    After Nick Cannon shared the sad news that his son Zen had passed away, friends and fans sent the actor their love and condolences.

    His Wild ’N Out co-stars Justina Valentine and Teresa Topnotch wrote to him in the comments of his Zen tribute video on Instagram.

    The former wrote: “Praying for you Nick,” along with crying and prayer hands emojis.

    Meanwhile, Teresa said: “Sending more love your way! Praying for you and the mother od Zen. Strength.”

    Real Housewives of Atlanta’s Cynthia Bailey also sent over a trio of prayer emojis to the grieving father.

  • Jennifer Korn

    Alyssa Scott's Father's Day Tribute

    In a special Father's Day post, Scott shared an Instagram story picture that showed her leaning on a boulder with Cannon top hold grabbing her belly.

    The model was seen wearing a a blue sundress, while Cannon was seen shirtless with black sweatpants on turning away from the camera.

    Scott captioned the post: "Celebrating you today," with a red heart emoji.

  • Jocelyn Cook

    Nick and Alyssa shared maternity photos, continued

    Shortly after giving birth, Alyssa referred to Nick as "my love" while sharing never-before-seen photos in July from a maternity shoot.

    In the first photo she posted, the model rested on a window sill while looking towards the camera.

    She wore a white cotton summer dress and had her hand resting in her tousled blonde hair.

    "Precious memories," Alyssa captioned the post before adding, "some photos taken by my ♡.”

    The next photo was an artistic black and white shot of Alyssa through two curtains as she stood with head tilted up.

    She chose the Hozier song, Like Real People Do, to play over the image.

  • Jocelyn Cook

    Nick and Alyssa shared maternity photos

    A shirtless Nick Cannon posed with Alyssa Scott during a maternity shoot on the beach earlier this year.

    She showed off her blossoming baby bump by stripping down to a bikini for the photos.

    She gently placed her hands around Nick's neck while smiling at the camera for one shot as they stood in the ocean waters.

    Alyssa and Nick then sat down in the sand and looked lovingly towards each other for another snap, with the comedian donning a blue head wrap.

    A third photo saw him looking off into the distance while the model commanded the attention of the camera.

  • Jocelyn Cook

    Who are Zen Cannon's parents?

    Zen Cannon was the son of model Alyssa Scott and TV Host Nick Cannon.

    The pair welcomed Zen on June 23, 2021.

  • Jocelyn Cook

    Did Scott and Cannon date?

    In October 2020, Scott was photographed being taken out on a date night by the TV personality on her birthday.

    Cannon was seen with his arm around Scott as they exited Malibu hotspot, Nobu, and got into his matte black Rolls Royce together.

    However, the pair never publicly confirmed their relationship status.

  • Jocelyn Cook

    Who is Alyssa Scott?

    Before going viral for her cryptic Instagram post on May 20 – Scott was reportedly a model on Cannon's Wild 'n Out.

    The model does not have any photos of herself in Wild 'n Out attire on her Instagram page, however, according to SportsKeeda she's been on the MTV comedy show.

    On Instagram, Scott has over 160,000 followers and fills her profile with modeling pictures of herself.

  • Jocelyn Cook

    Cannon praises Alyssa's strength

    “We were hopeful, he was playing with his brothers and sisters,” Cannon said. “I embraced every moment.”

    During his show, Cannon praised Zen’s mom Alyssa for being the “strongest woman [he’s] ever seen” through it all.

    “I gotta say thank you to my entire family but specifically to Alyssa,” he added, while thanking everyone for coming together during this difficult time.

  • Jocelyn Cook

    Who are Nick Cannon's children?

    Cannon is the father to seven children ranging from the ages of 10 to just five months old.

    Cannon's children include:

    • Twins Moroccan and Monroe, 10, with Mariah Carey
    • Golden, 4, with Brittany Bell
    • Powerful Queen, 9 months old, with Brittany Bell
    • Twins Zion and Zillion, three months old, with DJ Abby De La Rosa
    • Zen, who just passed away at five months old, with influencer Alyssa Scott

    Does Nick Cannon have siblings?

    Nicholas Cannon was born on October 8, 1980, in San Diego, California, to parents James Cannon, a televangelist, and Beth Hackett, an accountant.

    He grew up with three brothers: Gabe, Reuben and Caleb. The siblings were raised by their grandparents.

    Despite his family full of boys, Nick does not have a fraternal twin.

    Nick dedicated his show to his late son

    During his talk show on Tuesday, the host announced the tragic loss of his son Zen.

    As he detailed his baby boy’s cancer diagnosis and his last moments with him, Nick began to break down in tears.

    He closed out his message to viewers, sharing: “I’m feeling it. I’m vulnerable. I’m open. But I’m gonna make it through. 

    “And this is a special show, dedicated to my beautiful son Zen.”

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