Nick Cannon shared some tragic news on Tuesday. The host shared on The Nick Cannon Show that his 5-month-old son Zen, whom he shared with Alyssa Scott, has died. Since then, fans have been flooding social media with support for both Cannon and Scott as they navigate this incredibly difficult time.
Cannon shared that Zen, who was his youngest child, died of a brain tumor. He explained that his son was diagnosed with brain cancer around Thanksgiving. Cannon said that the "tumor began to grow a lot faster" and that they made sure to spend as much time with Zen as possible. This past weekend, he "woke up on Sunday – I got to spend the weekend with him – and I woke up on Sunday and was like, 'I feel like I want to go to the water.' We got a chance to go to the ocean." While he was unsure about returning to work so soon after his son's passing, Cannon did say that the episode was "dedicated to my beautiful son, Zen."
In light of this reveal, many of Cannon's fans have taken to social media in order to send him their condolences. Read on to see what some of those very fans are saying.
Our family is so very sorry for your loss. Hold tight to each other. Prayers for comfort and peace to you. pic.twitter.com/kZ9UtUP3A4— Mᴇɢɢʏ Bᴇɴɢᴀʟs ᴀɴᴅ Fᴀᴍɪʟʏ🐱 (@BengalsMeggy) December 7, 2021
"Nick and Alyssa As a parent I can't imagine how you're feeling right now and I can't pretend to know how you're feeling," one individual wrote. "Comfort one another grieve with one another and take us long as you need to go there's no amount of time. Much love to you both."prevnext
So sorry for your loss to the entire family pic.twitter.com/hsHJaS3sWh— connie wilkins (@connielovesUSA) December 7, 2021
"My heart and prayers goes out to the both of you," another fan shared. "I cannot imagine the pain and heartache you are enduring during this difficult time. I do however know the pain of losing someone you love to cancer and it is devastating."prevnext
My condolences to you and the family... Sending prayers up and healing your way.. #sorrytohear— Ms. Toney V. (@ThaWorldBinge) December 7, 2021
Another concerned Twitter user wrote, "I am so sorry for your and your family's loss. Being a parent myself, I can not imagine what you all are going through. There are no right words that will heal this loss that you are going through right now. The world is with you during this terrible time."prevnext
I know the feeling my brother. My daughter Elle passed away 3 days after being born this year…This pain is indescribable & intense 😔…Light & Love to you, Zen’s mother, & your entire family….Forever keep his name alive 🙏🏾💯— Brother To The Night 🏁 (@Just_MrDoctor) December 7, 2021
Unfortunately, Cannon and Scott aren't the only parents who have felt this kind of devastation. Many of those who have dealt with a similar situation let the pair know that they're not alone.prevnext
Nothing But Love
💔 I’m so very sorry for your loss. It’s hard now but you will both survive… you just need some time. Grieve as long as you need to… there is no timeline for grief. Prayers. Love. Warm Thoughts. 💙— Tabitha Gibson (@RWTabithaGibson) December 7, 2021
"So sorry, Nick. He really deserved to see so much of this world," one of Cannon's fans wrote. "Zen will be missed by your family and friends from all over."prevnext
I am so very very sorry. I lost my cousin to cancer as well. He was only 13. I don't know if I could handle losing one of my boys.
Sending prayers to you and your family for strength and healing during this awful time. pic.twitter.com/nPZwPQDthx— Angry Shane Gamer (@AuldShaneGamer) December 7, 2021
This fan replied to Cannon's post with, "Sorry for your loss. May the memory of your little one bring you joy in the midst of your pain."prevnext
This is devastating & heartbreaking. I’m so sorry for your loss. 🙏🏾💔— ForeverBlessed (@4evaBlessed23) December 7, 2021
"I'm so sorry for your loss, Nick. It's brave of you to confront it on the air, it must painful but I'm sure you found it necessary and it honors your child that you did so," one fan pointed out. "I wish you the strength required to make it through this tragedy but am sure you have it."prev