Nick Cannon explains why his son Zen didn’t undergo chemotherapy after his brain cancer diagnosis

Nick Cannon has revealed why he didn’t want his late son Zen to undergo chemotherapy after he was diagnosed with brain cancer shortly after birth.

Cannon, 42, opened up about her son Zen’s battle with cancer on an episode of “Check In with Dr. David Agus.”

Zen, who was welcomed into the world with Cannon Alyssa Scott, died on December 5, 2021 at just five months old.

“They told me that the best-case scenario is that your son might live to be three or four years old,” Cannon said during the episode, via People magazine. “So when I heard that, I thought ‘quality of life.’ I wanted him to have the best life possible.”

Nick Cannon and Alyssa Scott recently announced that they are expecting their second child together – a year after the death of their first son. Zen.
(Instagram: Alyssa Scott)


“Seeing your son connected to all these machines – and he had to go to the maneuver two or three times, and it was heartbreaking every time – even in this short time, I could not imagine what he had to go through. chemistry, – said Cannon added.

The “Masked Singer” host admitted that she underwent chemotherapy to treat lupus and that she “couldn’t imagine” that her newborn would go through the same disease.

“As an adult, I knew the process,” Cannon said. “I wouldn’t even call it pain. It just sucked everything out of you. I couldn’t imagine what it would do to a newborn.”

Kannon shared a tribute to Zen on the one-year anniversary of his death.

“I can’t believe it’s been a year since the worst day of my life. Such a painful anniversary. Losing a child has to be the hardest, darkest and most depressing thing I’ll ever get over. “No,” he commented. post.


“The mixture of guilt, pain and sadness I deal with every day. I’m far from perfect and often make bad decisions and question a lot in my life, but anyone who knows me knows my heart. I love hard, love big.and I love with all my heart and soul and I wish my little man could feel that love even more when he is here on Earth.

Scott and Cannon are now expecting their second child together, and the birth will be the TV host’s 12th.

He shares twins Monroe and Morrocan with Mariah Carey. Cannon welcomed three children with Brittany Bell. Abby De La Rosa and Cannon have three children together. He also has one child with Lanisha Cole and Bre Tiese.

Nick Cannon is soon to be the father of 12 children, including his late son Zen.

Nick Cannon is soon to be the father of 12 children, including his late son Zen.
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