"I would like to address the comments I made on Monday's show," Cannon said during the Thursday, February 3, episode via Entertainment Tonight. "I wish to always protect and respect the privacy of the mothers of all my children."
"I didn't know what to say, so I was probably talking too fast and probably misspoke. And I know I can do better when dealing with delicate and sensitive discussions," the actor said. "And I know I can do better when dealing with delicate and sensitive discussions."
"So I promise you, I promise the mothers of my children, I promise my family that I would do better and continue to be more understanding, caring, compassionate, like they often show me each and every day," he pleaded.
The Love Don't Cost a Thing star explained that after losing his youngest son Zen to a brain tumor in December, he sometimes allows his emotions to get the best of him. "It felt like I was probably making some comparatives or probably discussing when talking about the passing of my son, Zen, and then also talking about the new child that I'm expecting. I didn't have to do that."
"I didn't need to do that, because those are two completely separate moments in my life and they both deserve the respect," Cannon noted of the recent events in his family.
"Grieving is a process and I'm still grieving each and every day, myself and Alyssa, our family, we still deal with that... people are trying to do the timing and all of that. None of that matters," he added. "We lost a child. It was a sincere and still is a sincere and real situation. I love her, and I love my son, Zen, and always will. I sincerely apologize to everyone involved for any extra pain or confusion that I may have caused."
Cannon shares six-month-old twins Zion Mixolydian and Zillion Heir with Abby De La Rosa, as well as 10-year-old twins Moroccan and Monroe with superstar ex Mariah Carey. He also shares four-year-old son Golden and one-year-old daughter Powerful Queen with Brittany Bell. Before his passing, Cannon shared seventh son, Zen, with Alyssa Scott.