Canadian singer Michael Bublé is famous for his silky smooth voice and charismatic presence on stage. But he has understandably been focused on his family over the past few years.
In 2016, the Bublé family was rocked when their young son Noah was diagnosed with hepatoblastoma, a form of liver cancer. Noah was only 3 years old when the family received the shocking news.
Bublé and his wife, Argentinean actress Luisana Lopilato, immediately put their lives and careers on hold.
“Everyone understood in my world what my priority was,” Bublé told People. “We all go through things. You just hope you learn something about yourself and you learn something about the people with you.”
Thankfully, in February 2018, after having undergone chemotherapy, Noah was reportedly “on the mend.” Last year, at the age of 5, he went into remission following surgery and chemotherapy.
Michael Bublé says his son’s cancer diagnosis has forever changed him.
“You don’t go through big things in your life, dramatic things like I’ve gone through or my wife has gone through without it having an effect on you.”
The Canadian star has been very protective of his son’s privacy and refuses to reveal any details of Noah’s treatment. But last year he appeared on “The Late Late Show with James Cordon” and talked about his son’s cancer.
With tears in his eyes, Bublé shared that Noah’s story “is too hard to talk about” and thanked Jesus Christ for his 5-year-old son’s remission.
“We all moved and we lived at [Children’s Hospital Los Angeles] and we just had the best doctors and, God, thank you, Jesus Christ.”
Bublé continued: “I’m not OK. My wife and I, when this all started, I became the strength to somehow pull us and lift us and to be positive. And when they got [the cancer] out, and the chemo was done, and they said, ‘We did it, it’s good, he’s OK,’ I fell. I just fell.”
“My wife picks me up now,” he added.
The father tearfully went on and spoke about Noah’s love for superheroes like Superman and Spiderman.
“They’re fake,” he said. “They’re not real. You’re a superhero. You’re MY hero. A real superhero,” Bublé said to his son.