Michael Bublé Opens Up About 'Superhero' Son Noah's Cancer Battle
"I've been to hell."
It’s a parent’s worst nightmare, but now singer Michael Bublé has finally opened up about the emotional impact of his 4-year-old son Noah’s devastating cancer diagnosis back in 2016.
Speaking to the Herald Sun, the 42-year-old spoke about having a new perspective on life following the ordeal, and how at one point he believed he wouldn’t return to music.
“I’ve been to hell,” he revealed. “I don’t talk about the whole story, not even to my friends because it hurts too much. It’s my boy. He’s a superhero, he doesn’t need to relive it over and again. But I’ve been to hell. And you know what, hell seems like a really nice place to vacation compared to where we’ve been.”
He added, “I truly thought I’d never come back to music. Family is what matters. The health of my children is No.1. The relationship with my family, my wife, my faith -- all of it is easily No. 1.”
And while he doubted he would ever return to life as a performer, over the weekend fans were delighted when Bublé made a triumphant comeback at Dublin’s Croke Park stadium.
“Perspective has allowed me to rekindle my love of music,” he shared. “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 shit? I was worried about record sales or a meme or what some asshole said about me?’ In a second it had gotten so clear.”
He added, “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. This is the greatest record I’ve ever made.”
And with Noah’s treatment completed in March, Bublé and wife Luisana Lopilato had two lots of good news to share, with the star announcing last Monday that they’re expecting their third child -- a baby girl!
“I got my first little girl coming in three weeks, and I’ve actually never said that before in public. I’ve got a daughter coming,” he told Ireland’s Today FM radio’s The Ian Dempsey Breakfast Show.
Awww! Congrats, guys!
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