Michael Bublé may be everyone’s favorite crooner but, first and foremost, he’s a dad. He proved that back in 2016 when he and his wife, Luisana Lopilato, put their careers on hold to give their full attention to their 3-year-old son, Noah, who had just been diagnosed with liver cancer.
“We are devastated about the recent cancer diagnosis of our oldest son Noah who is currently undergoing treatment in the U.S.,” the singer announced on Facebook at the time. “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.”
Two years later, the dad is able to focus on his music again as his now-5-year-old son is officially cancer-free. Naturally, he chose to appear on an episode of the most beloved segment of “The Late Late Show with James Corden” — “Carpool Karaoke.” During the segment, he and host James Corden belted out some of his most beloved tunes including “Haven’t Met You Yet” and “It’s A Beautiful Day.”
You can see the segment in this video from the show’s YouTube channel:
Along with the normal fun that comes along with cruising around with Corden and his celebrity guests, the two also had a serious moment when they discussed Noah and his health.
Bublé proved that, while the cancer battle may be over, he still hasn’t emotionally recovered from the two years he and his family spent fighting for his son’s life.
“It’s so hard to acknowledge it because it’s so painful to talk about. But we got the diagnosis and that was it man, my whole life ended,” he shared with Corden as he fought back tears.
He also admitted that, at the time, he was able to be positive and be a support system for his wife and family, but after — it’s his family that’s had to pick him up.
“When this all started, I became the strength to somehow pull us and lift us and to be positive, but when they got it out, and the chemo was done and they said, ‘We did it. It’s good. He’s OK’ — I fell. I just fell. My wife picks me up now.”
His son also inspires him each and every day.
“He loves Spider-Man … and I always say to him, ‘Spider-Man’s amazing, Superman’s amazing, but they’re fake. They’re not real. You’re a superhero. You’re my hero, my real superhero,'” the dad said.
Bublé and his wife also have a 2-year-old son, Elias, and have recently welcomed a baby girl, Vida Amber Betty.
Just after their daughter’s arrival, Lopilato took to Instagram to share the news, writing, “We love you to infinity and beyond. We waited for you not only to grow as a family … you gave us light, hope, you are and will be our souls’ life.”
Seems as though Bublé has a beautiful family he can draw strength from. He asks that others be the light for those struggling by donating to Stand Up to Cancer.
“You think you’re one little person who can’t change,” he said, “but all of us can completely make that huge difference. If you do it, and you save just one little person, that’s it. That’s what life is.”