"We wished we didn't wake up": Michael Buble reveals the dark time he and his wife went through following son's cancer diagnosis
'What we went through was the worst possible thing that you could hear as a parent, and as maybe a human being,' revealed the emotional singer.
Michael Buble and his family have been through a very tough and challenging time since his son Noah's cancer diagnosis. The 43-year-old opened up about little Noah's health struggles and the toll it took on the family.
While appearing on an interview with 'Today Show', Michael revealed that there were several days when he and his wife Luisana Lopilato "wished we didn’t wake up". "It sucks. It still sucks. What we went through was the worst possible thing that you could hear as a parent, and as maybe a human being," Michael said. "I much rather would have it have been me. Many times I wish that it had been," he continued.
As a result of going through such hardships, Buble shared that he has gained a whole new outlook on life. "I’ve been through a lot. One of the things about going through something that my family has been through is that it gives you great perspective and one of those points of perspective is that it really allows you to appreciate the good things," he shared during the interview.
5-year-old Noah was diagnosed with liver cancer in the year 2016 and at the time, Buble took to Facebook to share, "We are devastated about the recent cancer diagnosis of our oldest son Noah who is currently undergoing treatment in the US. Luisana and I have put our careers on hold in order to devote all our time and attention to helping Noah get well. At this difficult time, we ask for your prayers and respect for our privacy. We have a long journey in front of us and hope that with the support of family, friends, and fans around the world, we will win this battle, God willing".
Buble spoke to the 'Evening Standard' in the month of July and spoke about the moment when he first heard about his son's condition- which was minutes before he was scheduled to perform at 'The One Show' on BBC One in London. "Three minutes before I came on, my wife texted and told me something was wrong," he recalled adding that his wife Luisana had also attached a picture of their son's surgical scan.
Despite receiving such shocking news, Michael stayed on for the performance even though he was mentally with his family at home, he recalled and said, "I just died". "I don’t know how I even sang, man, I just did it on autopilot," he explained before sharing that the decision to sing his version of the 'Beach Boys' song 'God Only knows' was very emotional.
In the year 2017, Noah came back from the hospital and is continuing to recover. "He’s perfect. Clinically speaking, it was a tumor within the liver. And the most important thing was to get it out, with clean margins. Because if you do, it goes from being this scary thing to just being tremendous odds. No one likes talking about percentages but, honestly, [we have] a percentage where we can live our life, and not live in fear every day. We know we’re OK now. But what we went through was f—ing brutal," he revealed.