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Who is Nick Cannon?

Nick Cannon (born October 8, 1980) is an American comedian, actor, rapper, and television presenter.

In television, Cannon began as a teenager on All That before going on to host The Nick Cannon ShowWild ‘n OutAmerica’s Got TalentLip Sync Battle Shorties, and The Masked Singer. He acted in the films DrumlineLove Don’t Cost a Thing and Roll Bounce.

Nick Cannon’s 5-Month-Old Son Zen Dies of Brain Cancer

Nick Cannon's 5-Month-Old Son Zen Dies of Brain Cancer
Nick Cannon’s 5-Month-Old Son Zen Dies of Brain Cancer

Nick Cannon is mourning an unimaginable loss. The 41-year-old TV personality announced Tuesday on The Nick Cannon Show that his youngest son, 5-month-old Zen, died of brain cancer. 

Cannon and Alyssa Scott welcomed Zen back in June, making him Cannon’s seventh child. On his show, Cannon tearfully shared how he and his family discovered Zen was battling Hydrocephalus, a form of brain cancer. 

According to the Mayo Clinic, Hydrocephalus “is the buildup of fluid in the cavities (ventricles) deep within the brain. The excess fluid increases the size of the ventricles and puts pressure on the brain.”

“I always noticed he had a cough and so I wanted to check it out,” he said. “He had this interesting breathing and by the time he was two months, I noticed he had this nice sized head too — a Cannon’s head. We didn’t think anything of it. But I wanted to take him to the doctor for his sinus and breathing. We thought it would be routine.” 

Nick Cannon Biography, Wiki

Cannon was born on October 8, 1980, in San Diego, California. Cannon was largely raised by his paternal grandfather, whom both he and his biological father called “dad”. As a child, Cannon grew up in Lincoln Park’s Bay Vista Housing Projects, which is a gang-ridden section of Southeast San Diego.

While in his teenage years, he was affiliated with the “Lincoln Park Bloods” street gang, but stated that he left behind his affiliations after losing a close friend. 

In 1998, he graduated from Monte Vista High School in Spring Valley, where he was president of the African Student Coalition and participated in track and field. Cannon received his first break doing stand-up comedy on his father’s local cable access program.

Nick Cannon Biography Wikipedia
Nick Cannon
BornNicholas Scott Cannon
October 8, 1980 (age 41)
San Diego, California, U.S.
EducationMonte Vista High School
Alma materHoward University (BS)
OccupationComedian, actor, rapper, songwriter, television presenter, broadcaster
Years active1998–present
TelevisionNick Cannon Presents: Wild N’ Out
The Nick Cannon Show
America’s Got Talent
Real Husbands of Hollywood
Lip Sync Battle Shorties
The Masked Singer
Spouse(s)Mariah Carey
​​(m. 2008; div. 2016)​
Children7

Nick Cannon Career

As a teen, Cannon started on All That, which is an American sketch comedy TV series before hosting The Nick Cannon Show. He hosted several TV shows, including Wild ‘n Out, America’s Got Talent, Lip Sync Battle Shorties, and The Masked Singer. He also performed the lead role as Devon Miles in the film Drumline.

Cannon also acted as Alvin “Al” Johnson in the film Love Don’t Cost a Thing alongside Christina Milian. In 2003, Cannon released his debut self-titled album, with the single “Gigolo” cooperating with singer R. Kelly.

He performed the role of the footballer TJ Harper in the sports film Goal II: Living the Dream (2007). Later that year, he recorded the singles “Dime Piece” and “My Wife” for the planned album Stages, which was never dropped.

His paternal grandfather raised him. That is why Cannon and his biological father called their paternal grandfather “dad”. As a child, he grew up in Lincoln Park’s Bay Vista Housing Projects, which is a gang-moving area of Southeast San Diego.

While in his teenage years, he got connected with the “Lincoln Park Bloods” street gang. However, he left behind his connections after losing a close friend, he explained.

Nick Cannon Personal Life

Nick Cannon was born on 8 October 1980, in San Diego, California, USA. In 2008, Cannon married Mariah Carey. Three years later, Carey gave birth to twins: son Moroccan Scott and daughter Monroe.

Cannon and Carey separated in 2014 and their divorce was finalized in 2016. In 2017, Cannon had another son named Golden “Sagon” Cannon from girlfriend Brittany Bell. Since 2011, Cannon has been serving as the spokesperson at the national food drive, conducted by the ‘National Association of Letter Carriers.’

Nick Cannon with wife Alyssa Scott
Nick Cannon with wife Alyssa Scott

He suffered from mild kidney failure in 2012. Later, it was announced that the failure was due to lupus nephritis. Cannon enrolled at ‘Howard University in 2016.

Nick Cannon Controveries

In 2009, rapper Eminem released a track titled ‘Bagpipes from Baghdad,’ which made fun of Cannon’s wife Mariah Carey. Cannon responded to this on his Twitter account.

After this, Eminem responded with his mixtape-style track named ‘The Warning,’ which addressed both Cannon and his wife. Two years later, Cannon released a track titled ‘Warning (Remix),’ which criticized Eminem.

Nick Cannon Awards

  • 2020 Producers Guild Awards-Outstanding Producer of Competition Television: Nominated
  • 2020 Emmy-Outstanding Reality-Competition Program: Nominated
  • 2006 Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: Nominated

Some Interesting Facts About Nick Cannon

  • Started playing music at age 8 after his grandfather gave him instruments as a gift
  • Began performing stand-up at age 11; first routine was on his father’s cable-access show; had gigs in Hollywood at the Improv, the Laugh Factory and the Comedy Store as a teen
  • Cofounded two-man rap group Da Bomb Squad in high school; later opened for Montell Jordan, LFO and mentor Will Smith
  • Plays drums, the harmonica and the synthesizer
  • Had a morning radio show titled Rollin’ with Nick Cannon
  • Has his own film and TV production company, Mr
  • Renaissance Entertainment, as well as a multimedia company, NCredible Entertainment
  • Serves as chairman of the TeenNick television network

Nick Cannon FAQ’s

Who is Nick Cannon?

Nick Cannon (born October 8, 1980) is an American comedian, actor, rapper, and television presenter.

What happened to Nick Cannon’s child?

Nick Cannon is mourning an unimaginable loss. The 41-year-old TV personality announced Tuesday on The Nick Cannon Show that his youngest son, 5-month-old Zen, died of brain cancer. 

Who is Nick Cannon’s wife?

Alyssa Scott.

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