Michael Bublé opened up about his son’s battle with cancer
If you haven’t seen James Corden’s Carpool Karaoke, what in the heck are you waiting for? He’s had everyone from Mariah Carey to Pink to Michelle Obama on his show — but this most recent episode will have you crying happy tears, because he was joined by Michael Bublé, who sang, laughed, and had a touching message about the importance of cancer research.
Bublé told fans in 2016 that his son, then three-year-old Noah, had been diagnosed with liver cancer. It would be devastating for any parent to go through what his family went through. Though thankfully Noah’s now in remission, his words will ring true for any parent fighting for their kid.
Of course, Corden and Bublé started out the episode with a lighthearted (and ridiculously amazing) rendition of “Haven’t Met You Yet,” made a couple of hysterical jokes about weight in relation to penis size, sang for a coffee outside a cafe, and even got Corden’s dad, Malcolm, to play some tunes on his saxophone.
Then, the 43-year-old singer opened up to Corden about Noah’s illness. “You’ve had an extremely tough couple of years,” Corden said. “What you’ve gone through in the last few years … is every parent’s worst nightmare.” Bublé responded to the question, saying, “It’s so hard to have to acknowledge it because it’s so painful to talk about. But we obviously, we got the diagnosis and that was it man, my whole life ended.”
He says that he and wife, actress Luisana Lopilato, were told that Noah’s diagnosis “wasn’t great” and then stammered and said it was too tough to talk about, which anyone watching could understand.
He eventually went on to say their entire family and extended family moved to L.A., staying near Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, where Noah was during his treatment and that he has “the best doctors” around him. Corden said he couldn’t imagine what it must have been like and asked how he and Luisana had the courage to get through it all.
“It’s weird, man. I’m not ok,” Bublé said. He said at the time he summoned the strength to get through it and pull everyone else through. But once doctors told him the chemo worked, he said it was his turn to fall. “My wife picks me up now,” he said.
He also admitted that Noah is his superhero and begged all of us to give, whatever we can, to cancer research. “There’s hope and treatments and medicines that haven’t been discovered yet but will be discovered because of you,” he said. “You think you’re one little person who can’t change, 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.”