Nick Cannon has gotten a tattoo of his late son Zen, who died last weekend from a brain tumour.
During the last episode of his syndicated talk show Nick Cannon Show, the 41-year-old TV personality revealed a tattoo of his five-month-old son depicted as an angel on his left rib cage.
Cannon had his seventh and youngest child with former model flame Alyssa Scott, 28, and had announced the infant’s death on Tuesday, December 7.
Cannon’s tattoo depicted his tiny son with a halo, wings, and a ‘Zen’ sash.
He revealed the latest tattoo by displaying a framed photo of it as his ‘pic of the day,’ before revealing it was a photo of his ribcage.
“I had the opportunity last night to get a tattoo of my son Zen as an angel on my rib.” It was a lot of work, but it was so worth it. I relished every moment of the experience of having my son as my rib for the rest of my life.
“Right here on my side as my angel,” he told his studio audience in New York. ‘I’m still bandaged up, and it hurts right now, right here, right now.’
The Masked Singer host estimated that the portrait took about five and a half hours to complete: ‘It was a lot of work, but it was so worth it,’ she says.
Last week, Nick revealed that he and Scott’s son Zen died on Sunday, December 5, after a battle with brain cancer.
‘Today is a special day for many reasons, y’all, but it’s not going to be easy.’ ‘I haven’t even told anyone about it, not even the crew,’ Cannon began before revealing Zen’s death. ‘I had a very difficult weekend.’