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Nick Cannon Defends Returning to Work After Death of Infant Son Zen

Nick Cannon Defends Returning to Work After Death of Infant Son Zen

Nick Cannon is reacting to questions about going back to work.

The 41-year-old comedian opened up about going back to work following the tragic news of the death of his 5-month-old son Zen with Alyssa Scott on his latest episode of The Nick Cannon Show.

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“A lot of people keep asking me, ‘Why you even at work?’ Especially my family,” he said.

“‘Boy you need to go sit down somewhere. You got too many jobs already anyway!’ I appreciate all that advice and I know it comes from a place of care but to me this isn’t work. This is love,” he continued.

One day before, Nick celebrated the life of his late young son, and reflected on holding his hand “for the last time” visiting the ocean on December 5.

He added the previous day was “a little easier” than the current one.

“Yesterday, I was so laser focused and even numb, you know what I mean? I had to get it done. Today, I’m a little torn. I’m a little confused. Because it’s a hurting thing,” he continued, adding that he was keeping on with the show to be “the light.”

He also thanked Alyssa and the rest of his family.

“People are wondering how she is doing. She is making it five minutes at a time, you know what I mean? You never know how strong you are until being strong is the only option. We here. We smiling through the pain,” he said.

“If I wasn’t here, I’d be probably be in bed, curled up. But you guys give me a reason to get up and get out of bed each and every day.”

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Our thoughts are with Zen‘s loved ones at this difficult time.

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