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Nick Cannon feels 'numb' after the death of five-month-old son Zen

The 41-year-old admitted he is 'not fine'

Rebecca Lewis
Rebecca Lewis - Los Angeles
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Nick Cannon has revealed how he feels "numb" after the death of his son Zen.

MORE: Nick Cannon and Alyssa Scott's five-month-old son dies after brain tumor

Speaking on his show on Wednesday, the father-of-seven thanked fans for their love and support but admitted he is "not fine".

WATCH: Nick Cannon thanks fans for outpouring of love

"It is brand new to me. So I'm dealing with it. So, thank you. Thank you. That's all I can say. I'm not used to all of this hugging and 'You okay?' I'm fine, but of course, everyone knows that I'm not fine, but you guys are making me feel better," he said.

"It's just been an outpouring of love that is really unexpected. I didn't expect it from all over the world. I really can't thank you guys enough," he added.

The TV personality confirmed the tragic news on The Nick Cannon Show on Tuesday morning.

"Over the weekend I lost my youngest son to a condition called hydrocephalus that is pretty much a malignant, midline brain tumor – brain cancer," he shared.

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Nick with Zen

The 41-year-old revealed the tumor developed quickly around Thanksgiving, and he broke down in tears as he shared that the pair went to the beach on Sunday where he held him for the last time.

"I haven't shared this news with anyone, not even the crew," Nick began on Tuesday, showing a picture of Zen as his pic-of-the-day.

"My youngest son, Zen Scott Canyon, right there," he said before becoming overcome with emotion.

He then told the story of how they discovered his illness, sharing how Zen's mother, model Alyssa Scott, and Nick had noticed his head seemed large and they thought he had developed a sinus issue.

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Nick admitted he was numb on Wednesday 

However, fluid had built up in Zen's head and doctors discovered a tumor that required immediate surgery, but the baby took a turn for the worse two weeks ago.

"Yesterday, it was a little easier than today because yesterday I was so laser-focused and even numb," he continued on Wednesday. I just knew I just had to get it done. Today, I'm a little torn. I'm a little confused. Because it's a hurting thing."

Zen is Nick's seventh child and the first of four to be born in the last 12 months; twins Zillion and Zion were born in June, and his daughter, Powerful, was born last December.

Nick is father to seven children, including Golden who was born in February 2017 and 10-year-old twins Monroe and Moroccan with ex-wife Mariah Carey 

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