Beloved singer Michael Bublé is famous for his voice, which means it makes sense that he’d crush his appearance on Carpool Karaoke. But, outside of his duet with James Corden, Bublé also surprised audiences by talking about something no one saw coming. He got very real about his son’s 2016 cancer diagnosis.
To be clear, Michael Bublé’s son Noah is okay these days. The cancer is in remission. But, he told Cordon that in 2016 his”whole life ended,” and that even the subject of his son’s cancer was triggering to the point of extreme pain.
“It’s so hard to have to acknowledge it because it’s so painful to talk about,” the singer said.
In 2016, Bublé’s son Noah was only 3 years old, a devastating age to be diagnosed with any huge illness, much less liver cancer. Buble credits his wife Luisana with shouldering the huge burden of dealing with the awful diagnosis and ensuing pressure of the treatments that followed.
“I just fell, “Bublé said. “My wife picks me up now.”
Liver cancer is extremely rare in children, particularly children as young as Bublé’s son Noah. Still, tragedy is never interested in the statistics, and though Bublé’s story is well-known because of his fame, countless other families struggle with similar hardships that are similarly uncommon.
All parents can relate to constantly worrying about their children’s health and well-being. But, the frightening thing about what happened to Noah was there was nothing Bublé and his family could have done to prevent cancer. All they could do was support each other and throw all their resources into fighting it when it happened.
Bublé is releasing his first new album in years on November 16, which is known as “love” despite being marketed as only the heart emoji commonly used in text messages or tweets.