Turning Pain into Purpose: Nick Cannon Says He’s Launching Foundation to Honour His Late Son


US TV host and comedian Nick Cannon has said he’s turning his pain into purpose by launching a foundation in honour of his late son

In December 2021, the entertainer emotionally announced via his TV show that his youngest Zen had succumbed to a brain tumour.

“Ultimately, it was cancer in the brain and the tumour began to grow a lot faster. And so we knew that time was . . .,” Cannon said, before breaking down into tears.

He then explained that he spent the weekend at a beach in California where he shared a few last moments and held his son for the last time. However, according to Good Morning America, the 41-year-old is now starting a foundation to keep his son’s memory alive. Cannon unveiled the foundation with his son’s mother Alyssa Scott on Friday, one day after what would have been Zen’s first birthday.⁠

Social media users commended him for keeping his son’s memory alive by helping others but some people still pointed out that he needs to stop adding more babies. Here are some of the comments from the post:

@angelalacey67 said: “By creating 20 new babies every six months. He should just stop.”

@barb.316 added: “He’s gonna have like 20 more kids.”

@kimberlychristopher57 commented: “Pain and purpose.”

@_mikeandersen added: “This is the right way to honour your seed.”

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