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Nick Cannon's five-month-old son has died from a brain tumour.
The comedian, actor and singer confirmed the tragic news that he had lost his seventh and youngest child, Zen, on his talk show, Nick Cannon.
He said: "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."
The 41-year-old explained how an appointment with the doctor which he thought would be routine proved to be far more serious.
He recalled: "I always noticed he had a cough and so I wanted to check it out.
"He had this interesting breathing and by the time he was two months I noticed he had this nice sized head too - a cannon head.
"We didn’t think anything of it. But I wanted to take him to the doctor for his sinus and breathing. We thought it would be routine."
Zen had brain surgery but his condition deteriorated over the Thanksgiving period.
Cannon said: "This weekend I made an effort to spend the most quality time with Zen.
"We woke up on Sunday and went to the ocean with him and Alyssa [Zen's mum] and then I had to fly back to New York for the show.
"I got a call on my way to the airport to head back to Zen."
Model Alyssa Scott gave birth to Zen on 23 June and Cannon said she had been 'the strongest he's ever seen'.
He said: "I gotta say thank you to my entire family but specifically to Alyssa."
As well as hosting his own talk show, Cannon has worked as a host on America's Got Talent, The Masked Singer, and Wild 'N Out.
He was previously married to singer Mariah Carey, with whom he has two children.
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