Michael Bublé is renowned for his velvety smooth voice and charismatic stage presence. However, he has been understandably preoccupied with his family for the past few years.
In 2016, the young son of the Bublé family, Noah, was diagnosed with hepatoblastoma, a form of liver cancer. The family received the shocking news when Noah was just 3 years old.
Bublé and his wife, the Argentinean actress Luisana Lopilato, put their lives and careers on hold immediately.
“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.”
During this difficult time, Bublé took a break from recording and touring because he was “so unstable and vulnerable.” His wife also put her career on hold.
Noah, who had undergone chemotherapy, was reportedly “on the mend” in February 2018, according to reports. After surgery and chemotherapy, he went into remission at the age of 5 last year.
Obviously, I’ve been through a lot. When I recorded my last album [in 2018], my son had just entered remission, and I was not prepared to return,’ he explained.
Michael Bublé claims the cancer diagnosis of his son has irrevocably altered 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 celebrity has been extremely protective of his son’s privacy and refuses to discuss Noah’s medical treatment. He appeared on “The Late Late Show with James Corden” in 2018 and discussed his son’s cancer.
Bublé shared with tears in his eyes that Noah’s story is “too difficult to talk about” and thanked Jesus Christ for his 5-year-old son’s recovery.
“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 continued to speak tearfully about Noah’s love for superheroes such as Superman and Spider-Man.
“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.
Michael and Luisana tied the knot in 2011 Two sons, born in 2013 and 2016, and two daughters, born in 2018 and 2022, comprise their four children.
The Canadian musician, who adores his role as a father, asserts that “family is everything.”
And he offers all parents of young children one piece of advice.
”Soak up every single minute. Look at the world through their eyes, because they have this sense of wonderment,” Bublé told TODAY. ”If you miss it, you’ll be searching for [that] feeling for the rest of your life.”
Currently, Bublé is also concentrating on his career. This year, he released his eleventh studio album, titled “Higher.” In 2023, the four-time Grammy winner will also tour Great Britain.
”I can’t wait to be back in arenas across the UK – it’s going to be true arena spectacle! I’m so excited for people to experience it!” he says.