Nick Cannon is one of those celebrities we grew up liking after his hit movie, Drumline and being a fan of him for so long, we can’t help but feel a bit sad for one of our favourite actors.

His five-month-old son Zen passed away following a battle with a brain tumor, and he shared this with his audience on the Nick Cannon Show  Tuesday.

The infant, whom Cannon shared with Alyssa Scott, was born back in June and was the star’s youngest of seven children.

Over the weekend I lost my youngest son to a condition called hydrocephalus that is pretty much a malignat, midline brain tumor—brain cancer

As seen in the clip above, Cannon shared, “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.”

The family was eventually informed Zen had a malignant tumour and had to get brain surgery and a shunt to drain fluid that was building in his head.