Nick Cannon Says Daughter Is Source of Comfort Following Son’s Death

by Samantha Whidden

Following the news that his youngest child, Zen, passed away at five months old, Nick Cannon reveals that his daughter is a source of comfort as he continues to battle grief.

During a recent interview with People, Nick Cannon explained how 10-year-old Roe has been one of his biggest supports through the unfortunate situation. “My daughter, really, she’s so in tune and in line and wise beyond her years. I got a lot of therapists, but she’s probably my best therapist.”

Nick Cannon also stated that Roe keeps him in check. “She’s so pure and so honest. To be 10, she asks some really strong and powerful questions. Really, just it’s all out of love.”

As previously reported, Nick Cannon announced earlier this month that Zen passed away after fighting Hydrocephalus, a form of brain cancer. The TV host explained that he noticed Zen had some breathing issues, and he kept noticing his head was unusually sized. Cannon and Zen’s mother, Alyssa Scott, took the child to the doctor, where it was revealed that the little one had fluid building up in his head. He also had a malignant tumor. The five-month-old had surgery to drain the fluid. 

Unfortunately, the turn for the worst happened during Thanksgiving weekend. The little one passed away on December 5, 2021. The TV host told the world about Zen’s experience and passing just a couple of days later.

Nick Cannon Says He is a Father First and Foremost & His Children Are Number One Priority 

Nick Cannon continues his chat with People by stating that while he has an “unconventional” family, as well as an “unorthodox” lifestyle, his number one priority will always be his children. “I’m a father, first and foremost. There’s a lot of guilt that I feel and I talk about this in therapy all the time.”

The TV host and presenter said that the guilt is rooted in not having enough time to spend with his loved ones, especially his children. “Because I have a lot of children. I’m also spread on thin in my work because that’s how I cope. That’s how I deal with things.”

Nick Cannon then proclaimed he calls him a provider for many, but one thing, no matter how much money he generates, one thing he can’t generate is time. “It’s not about quantity, it’s about quality. And it’s really just having quality moments with children. Quality moments with my family.”

Nick Cannon went on to discuss how he managed to get all his children in one space during his grandmother’s 80th birthday in San Diego this past September. “It was probably just one of those times that I’ll never forget. It was so much love. That was probably one of the happiest moments, even just my life, to be honest.”