Nick Cannon Didn’t Want Son Zen to Undergo Chemo for Brain Tumor

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A troublesome resolution. Nick Cannon opened up about why he and Alyssa Scott didn’t need their late son, Zen, to endure chemotherapy for a mind tumor.

“Seeing your son hooked as much as all of these machines — and he needed to go for a shunt two or thrice, and that was heartbreaking each time — even in that quick period of time, I couldn’t think about him having to undergo chemo,” Cannon, 42, mentioned throughout a Tuesday, December 13, episode of The Checkup With Dr. David Agus. Zen died from the mind tumor in December 2021. He was 5 months previous.

The Masked Singer host shared that he and Scott, 29, opted for different programs of remedy as an alternative, together with the usage of shunts to empty fluid from their son’s mind.

“That, to me, made logical sense. There was much less ache on him and the process was fast. It was all about high quality of life,” he defined.

After medical doctors knowledgeable the California native that chemo would “not likely” lengthen Zen’s life or lower his struggling, Cannon determined to give attention to the elements he may management.

“From that time, they stunning a lot instructed me that finest case situation, your son may stay to three or 4 years previous. So, immediately once I heard that, I assumed high quality of life. I wished him to have one of the best expertise he may have,” he instructed Dr. David Agus on the Paramount+ sequence.

The “Gigolo” musician is aware of firsthand the consequences that chemotherapy can have on an individual, having undergone it himself as a remedy for lupus.

“I knew how as a full-grown man, that course of … my hair was falling out,” Cannon recalled. “I wouldn’t even name it ache; it simply sucked every little thing out of you. I couldn’t think about that on a new child and what that will do.”

The All That alum and Scott are at present anticipating their second youngster collectively, due later this month. On the anniversary of Zen’s dying on December 5, Cannon shared a shifting assertion.

“I can’t imagine it’s been a yr already for the reason that hardest day of my life occurred. Such a painful anniversary. Dropping a toddler needs to be the heaviest, most darkish and depressive expertise that I’ll by no means recover from,” he captioned an Instagram photograph of him holding his child son. “A mix of guilt, ache and sorrow is what I suppress each day. I’m removed from excellent and infrequently fall quick and make selections in my life that many query, however anybody who is aware of me is aware of my coronary heart. I like exhausting, I like massive and I like with my complete coronary heart and soul and I simply want my little man may’ve felt extra of that love whereas he was right here on Earth.”

The Drumline star can also be father to twins Monroe and Moroccan, 11, with ex-wife Mariah Carey, sons Golden, 5, and Rise, 3 months, and daughter Highly effective, 2, with Brittany Bell, twin boys Zion and Zillion, 17 months, and daughter Lovely, 1 month, with Abby De La Rosa, son Legendary, 5 months, with Bre Tiesi, and daughter Onyx, 3 months, with LaNisha Cole.