Nick Cannon says his talk show is helping him cope with the tragic loss of his son Zen.

Baby Zen passed away at just 5 months this past weekend from complications of the brain condition hydrocephalus. He was Cannon's son with Alyssa Scott. Cannon was back on TV two days later and announced the heartbreaking news on his show.

Nick Cannon defends quick TV return after son's death

Now, Cannon says "a lot of people" and "especially family members" are asking why he's working so soon after the tragedy. He says he does "appreciate" the thought, but he said of his talk show: "This isn't work, this is love."

Nick Cannon Defends Quick Return To TV After His Son's Death

However, Cannon explained that he's found his show more difficult to do since the emotional first day. "I just knew I just had to get it done," he said.

But now, he added, "I'm a little confused, because it's a hurting thing. I'm grieving. I feel guilty on so many levels."

Even now, it's been just four days since Zen passed on. For Cannon's full comments on returning to TV after the loss, please watch the video above.