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Michael Bublé on Son’s Cancer Battle: We Survived Knowing People ‘Were Praying for Us’

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Michael Bublé and wife Luisana Lopilato share that the prayers and support of others helped them survive through their son's challenging cancer battle.


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After a hiatus following his very young son’s diagnosis with liver cancer, famed crooner Michael Bublé is back at it. The journey back to the spotlight, though, was one paved with sleepless nights and heartbreaking days.

“What we went through was the — capital T-H-E — the worst possible thing that you could hear as a parent and as maybe a human being,” Bublé said this week during an interview on Australia’s “Today” show.

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He went on to say there were some days when he and his wife, Luisana Lopilato, “wished we didn’t wake up.” Many times, the Canadian-born artist added, he wished it would have been him — and not his son — who was diagnosed with cancer.

It was the prayers and support of others, the “When I Fall in Love” singer said, that got him and Lopilato through such a dark season.

“Some days, when we wished we didn’t wake up, when we did, we felt the love of those people,” Bublé said. “We knew they were praying for us; we knew that there was goodness out there. It gave us faith in humanity, to be really blunt.”

Noah, now 5 years old and doing well, was first diagnosed in 2016. The famous couple also have a 2-year-old son named Elias and just welcomed a baby daughter, Vida, in July.

Over the summer, Bublé credited Noah for inspiring what he described as the “greatest record I’ve ever made.”

“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,” he said of his experience over the last couple years. “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.”

Bublé’s new album, “Love,” debuts Nov. 16.