Zen Cannon, the 5-month-old son of Nick Cannon and Alyssa Scott, has passed away.

The grieving father announced the terrible news on his talk show today. He said: "Over the weekend, I lost my youngest son to a condition called hydrocephalus that was pretty much a malignant, midline brain tumour, brain cancer. It's tough."

Nick Cannon confirms death of son Zen at 5 months

Cannon, a father of six in several relationship, shared that he was able to spend "the most quality time" with Zen on his final weekend. He had to depart for a show on Sunday and was heading home again when he received the devastating news.

Tragic: Nick Cannon Confirms Death Of His 5-Month-Old Son

On Tuesday, Cannon returned to his talk show, which is where he opened up about losing Zen. He admitted he was unsure about carrying on so soon after the loss, but the visibly emotional star said: "I wanted to grieve with my family."

For more on Cannon's sad announcement, please watch the video above.