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Nick Cannon Apologizes for Mentioning Late Son Zen While Sharing News of Eighth Child

Nick Cannon Apologizes for Mentioning Late Son Zen While Sharing News of Eighth Child

Nick Cannon is apologizing.

The 41-year-old star, who lost his baby boy Zen shared with Alyssa Scott in December, mentioned the baby’s passing while announcing that he was expecting a new child with Bre Tiesi earlier in the week, his eighth overall.

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The announcement ushered in a lot of conversation and criticism about the amount of children Nick has already had, as well as the fact that he’d just lost a child.

Alyssa also issued a statement following the news, saying it was “painful having my son be a part of conversations that aren’t in alignment with his light and legacy. It isn’t something I chose for him or myself.”

During Thursday’s episode (February 3) of The Nick Cannon Show, he apologized to Alyssa Scott .

“I wish to always protect and respect the privacy of the mothers of all of my children,” he said.

“I know I can do better when dealing with delicate and sensitive discussions. I promise you, I promise the mothers of my children, I promise my family that I will do better and continue to be more understanding, caring, compassionate, like they often show me each and every day.”

“I misspoke and probably went into too much detail on Monday expressing my feelings…it felt like I was probably making some comparatives discussing the passing of my son Zen, and then also talking about the new child I’m expecting. I didn’t have to do that…those are two completely separate moments in life,” he continued to say.

“They both deserve the respect…grieving is a process…I sincerely apologize to everyone involved for any extra pain or confusion I may have caused.”

He also clarified his journey with celibacy.

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