Singer Michael Bublé has remained relatively silent through his young son Noah’s battle with cancer, but now he is ready to open up about the terrifying and emotional time.
The 42-year-old opened up about Noah’s cancer battle after 18 months of going through treatments. “I’ve been to hell,” Bublé recently told the Herald Sun. “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.”
Bublé and his wife Luisana Lopilato who are also parents to 2-year-old son Elias and are currently expecting their third child, a baby girl, revealed that Noah had been diagnosed with cancer in a November 2016 Facebook post and stepped back from the spotlight while they banded together around Noah.
“I truly thought I’d never come back to music,” Bublé revealed. “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.”
As Noah’s cancer treatments were effective, the singer realized he might not need to quit music, and he returned to the stage on Saturday, July 7, saying, “It’s cancer so obviously we have to monitor it but I wouldn’t be doing this if he wasn’t okay.”
The singer added, that his son’s cancer battle greatly influenced his outlook on his music and his latest album.
“Perspective has allowed me to rekindle my love of music,” Bublé 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 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, “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.”