Nick Cannon is backtracking his statements during Monday’s “Nick Cannon Show.”
On January 31, the TV personality announced he was expecting his eighth child with a new woman, Bre Tiesi.
The news of baby number eight comes on the heels his son Zen’s passing.
The baby boy died in December after suffering from a rare form of brain cancer.
He was diagnosed at two-months old and died three months late at five-months-old.
Nick Cannon Is Expecting His 8th Child
After Zen’s death, Cannon told People, “We started asking, ‘Is there a way to prevent this?’ If not, how long do we have?’ The conversations quickly turned to, ‘How can we give him the best life for the time that he does have?’ It could be weeks, it could be months, it could be years.”
Cannon explained he and Alyssa Scott began having “quality of life” conversations when trying to decide if chemo was the right option.
“We could have had that existence where he would’ve had to live in the hospital, hooked up to machines, for the rest of the time,” he explained. “From someone who’s had to deal with chemotherapy before, I know that pain. To see that happen to a 2-month-old, I didn’t want that. I didn’t want him to suffer.”
The TV personality underwent chemotherapy in the past to treat his Lupus.
The Pregnancy Announcement Comes 1 Month After Zen’s passing
Cannon and Alyssa ultimately decided the best solution would be to keep their baby boy as happy as possible in his final months.
When the former “America’s Got Talent” host spoke about Tiesi’s pregnancy on Monday, the actor said that he held off on the announcement to give Zen’s mom the appropriate time to grieve.
“This process has been extremely difficult for me,” the “All That” alum explained. “I’ve known about Bre’s pregnancy for a while now, even before my youngest son, Zen, passed. So even going through all of that, this was always in the back of my mind. When is the right time? When do I share this? To kind of figure out a chronological order or hierarchy, it kept me up at night.”
Scott took to her Instagram on the same day telling her followers that it was “painful” to have Zen included in “conversations that aren’t in line with his light and legacy.”
Alyssa Scott Speaks Out About Nick’s Comments
She wrote, “It isn’t something I chose for him or myself. It’s important for me to let you all know … I am centered, I am at peace. I look at everyone’s predicament with loving eyes. I will not judge. I will consciously decide what I will participate in.”
On Thursday’s show, he took a moment to admit he spoke out of turn earlier this week.
Nick Cannon Apologizes For Bringing Zen Into The Announcement
“I wish to always protect and respect the privacy of the mothers of all my children,” he told viewers. “I failed to do so on Monday, because it was a lot going on. I didn’t know how to explain it. I didn’t know what to say, so I was probably talking too fast.”
Cannon admitted, “I probably misspoke.”
He continued to explain he should’ve never mixed the two events given they’re two “completely separate moments in his life.”
He concluded, “I promise you, I promise the mothers of my children, I promised my family that I’ll do better and continue to be more caring, understanding, compassionate, just like they show me every single day.”