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Michael Bublé Opens Up About His Son's Cancer Battle

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When Michael Bublé and his wife Luisana Lopilato were told their firstborn, Noah, had cancer, their world fell apart.

The 42-year-old singer recently opened up about his son's health struggles and how it almost made him want to say goodbye to his music career for good.

"Hell seems like a really nice place to vacation compared to where we've been," he told Australian publication Herald Sun.

The Shocking Diagnosis

On November 2016, Michael and Luisana shared on Facebook that Noah was undergoing cancer treatment.

"[We] 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."

Michael and Luisana confirm son Noah's illness: "We are devastated about the recent cancer diagnosis of our oldest son...

Posted by Michael Bublé on Friday, November 4, 2016

This news came only a month after doctors in Argentina told Luisana that Noah had mumps.

The two returned to America, where further testing revealed that Noah had liver cancer at the age of three.

"It's devastating for any parent to receive the news we did when Noah fell ill," the mother-of-two said, "If I hadn't done the ultrasound to rule out mononucleosis, they wouldn't have discovered what they did in his stomach, and it would have been worse after."

And so for 18 months, the loving parents never left their little boy's side as they watched him receive treatment.

By December 2017, the singer revealed that Noah's cancer has gone into remission.

"We are so grateful to report that our son Noah has been progressing well during his treatment and the doctors are very optimistic about the future for our little boy."

Now in a recent interview with Australian press, Michael opened up about how his eldest son's diagnosis changed his life.

"I've Been To Hell"

"I don't talk about the whole story, not even to my friends because it hurts too much," Michael said. "It's my boy. He's a superhero, he doesn't need to relive it over and again. But I've been to hell."

The singer revealed that he thought he would never return to music after Noah's shocking diagnosis.

"Family is what matters. The health of my children is number one. The relationship with my family, my wife, my faith "” all of it is easily number one."

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His son's cancer battle also gave him a new perspective on life: "I live with a perspective that I just didn't have before and it allows me to have no fear."

"When I went through Noah's cancer from the first moment there was a snap. I remember sitting in the hospital room thinking, "˜I was worried about any of that s"“t? I was worried about record sales or a meme or what some a"“hole said about me?' In a second it had gotten so clear," he added.

And this perspective is what allowed him to once again find love for music.

"That clarity gave me the opportunity to find love for music again. I'm going to go back to what I was made to do. I'm going to come back to a world that needs love and romance and laughter more than it has in a long time. I'm going to be a conduit to that.

He also said that "this is the greatest record [he has] ever made."

The Worst Is Behind Them

It's so great to hear things are going well for the Bublés!

Michael and Luisana recently revealed that their expecting a third child - and it's a little girl!


"I got my first little girl coming in three weeks," the singer said in a recent interview with TodayFM in Ireland. "I've actually never said that before in public. I've got a daughter coming."

Read more about it here!


Moojan has been a writer at Shared for a year. When she's not on the lookout for viral content, she's looking at cute animal photos. Reach her at moojan@shared.com.