Tragically, on November 4th, 2016, Michael Bublé's three-year-old son, Noah, was diagnosed with cancer. Bublé and his wife, Lusiana Lopilato, both put their lives on hold to take care of their son.
"We are devastated about the recent cancer diagnosis of our oldest son Noah who is currently undergoing treatment in the US," Bublé posted on Facebook "We have always been very vocal about the importance of family and the love we have for our children. Luisana and I have put our careers on hold in order to devote all our time and attention to helping Noah get well. At this difficult time, we ask only for your prayers and respect for our privacy. We have a long journey in front of us and hope that with the support of family, friends and fans around the world, we will win this battle, God willing."
Bublé cancelled all his appearances, including his hosting gig at the Brit Awards, in order to be with his son. Thankfully, in February of 2017, the family announced that Noah was doing much better.
When the good news about Noah's health was revealed, a music insider had some promising words to say about doting dad, Michael.
"This is a sure-fire sign Michael's big return is happening," he said. "He's not going to play hundreds of gigs, he'll ease himself back into it."
Bublé announced in November he'd be headlining at the British Summer Time Hyde Park in July 2018.
"I can't wait to come over to see my fans in London and play BST Hyde Park for my largest ever UK show! You guys have been patient and I can't thank you enough for all your support," Bublé said. "And for those of you that haven't seen me live, well… I just haven't met you yet!"
Now, it seems even more apparent that the Bublé family is returning to some level of normalcy.
“Luisana has been back on set," one source said. "And Michael is ready to think about going back to work. This difficult time has brought [the family] closer together and put things in perspective,” adds the source. “Michael is keeping his workload light so he can spend as much time as possible with Noah and Elias [their youngest son.]"
Lopilato spoke about the family's struggles and how their faith in God pushed them through.
“These things, when they happen to you in life, they make you realize that the most important thing isn’t what you thought it was — it’s to have faith, to be strong,” she said. “There were nights I couldn’t sleep, that I prayed to God, because it’s a long process. But thank God the worst is over.”