During the Friday, December 10th, episode of his self-titled daytime television show, Nick Cannon debuted a brand new tattoo of his late son Zen who died last week at 5 months old.

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Nick Cannon Showcases New Tattoo In Honor Of Zen

On the episode, while talking to the audience, the 41-year-old said, “This is a week where I’ve seen so much love. More love than I’ve probably ever experienced, so even in the midst of a loss, I gotta say thank you to y’all,” the actor told audience members before paying tribute to his son during his talk show’s “Pic of the Day” segment.

“I’m still all bandaged up, and it hurts right here right now… It was a lot of pain, but it was so well worth it,” the father shared. “I enjoyed every moment of the experience to forever have my son right here as my rib, right here on my side, as my angel.” 

The Nickelodeon alumnus also shared a video of himself getting the tattoo. Viewers saw the host’s emotional first reaction to seeing his Zen’s image.


RIP Zen Cannon

We recently reported on Nick Cannon’s late son Zen losing his life to brain cancer. 
Nick Cannon and the mother of their child Alyssa Scott welcomed Zen back in June, making him Cannon’s seventh child. On his own show, Cannon shared how he and his family discovered Zen was battling a brain cancer called “hydrocephalus.”

Nick The Philanthropist

Recently Nick Cannon announced he’s giving back to HBCUs. 

 The rapper/entrepreneur/television mogul is partnering with The United Negro College Fund and Thurgood Marshall College to pay for seven HBCU students tuition in full.