How Michael Bublé Has Supported Son Noah Through His Cancer Battle as Wife Luisana Thanks Everyone for Their Prayers
Singer Michael Bublé and his wife Luisana Lopilato have kept mostly private as their older son Noah undergoes treatment for cancer
The 3½-year-old older child of the singer and his wife was diagnosed late last year, and since receiving the devastating news, the family has made caring for Noah the priority as he undergoes treatment.
“It’s difficult for me to speak about this, it’s very recent and I’m still a bit sensitive about the subject,” Lopilato, 29, said in Spanish during a Monday press conference in Buenos Aires for her new film Those Who Love, Hate.
“My son’s recovery is a long process as you all know and he has to continue with check-ups,” she added. “But we are very happy. We are looking forward to thinking about the future, to seeing our children grow.”
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“Thank God my son is well,” Lopilato said. “When things like those that happened to us occur, your take on life changes. Now I value life much more, the now and the today.”
“Out of respect I would like to thank people for their support, for the many prayers they said — for their love,” she continued. “I would like them to know and tell them that everything reached me and that it helped us a lot to get through this.”
“The love is daily, when people stop me in the street. It’s wonderful to know that you’re accompanied in life and that people love you.”
“We are so grateful to report that our son Noah has been progressing well during his treatment and the doctors are very optimistic about the future for our little boy,” Bublé told PEOPLE and shared on Facebook in February.
With Noah’s treatment reportedly having ended in March, Bublé, Lopilato and their 14-month-old son Elias were spotted arriving late that month at a Buenos Aires airport in Lopilato’s native Argentina.
“He has been brave throughout and we continue to be inspired by his courage,” Bublé, 41, continued in the February post. “We thank God for the strength he has given all of us.”
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Days after disclosing his son’s diagnosis in a November Facebook post, the father of two canceled his December BBC Music Awards Performance, with BBC Music director Bob Shennan stating, “We send Michael and his family our very best wishes.”
“Our thoughts continue to be with Michael — we respect his ongoing commitment to his family and look forward to working with him again in the future,” Mike Consentino of Bell Media, the company broadcasting the Juno Awards, said in a March statement.
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Friends, family members and other Hollywood well-wishers have some out in full support of the “Haven’t Met You Yet” crooner and his immediate family, including pal and fellow Canadian David Foster.
“When this happens, everything shuts down around you,” he told Entertainment Tonight Canada in November shortly after the sad news broke.
Since then, Bublé has made only one other social media post regarding his son: in February, sharing that Noah’s treatment is progressing positively.
“You go inside your little bubble and I don’t think he’s looking at social media. I’m sure he feels the love from millions of people,” Foster continued in November, adding that his friend “will not sing again until his child is well. I’m certain of it.”
“He’s in good shape. He’s got good doctors around him,” the record producer said. “We will hope and pray for a good outcome, which I believe that they will have.”
Bublé revealed in a Live with Kelly interview that aired in December — recorded before Noah’s diagnosis — that the family had busy and exciting holiday plans for that “really special time of year,” in which they traditionally have “people come from all over” to celebrate.
“From South Africa, people come from London, Maine, Los Angeles,” the iconic Christmas-cover warbler told Kelly Ripa. “And they come to my house and I have a massive get-together with all of these people that have spent years with me. My best friends. And they come with my whole family from Argentina, my wife’s parents — it’s crazy. It’s like 30 people.”
He added, “Everybody has tambourines. And all the kids have little musical instruments. And then the one Jewish guy in the party — Dionne is his name, from South Africa — the one Jewish man at the party knows every Christmas song ever.”
Breast-cancer battler Shannen Doherty spoke out in the wake of Noah’s diagnosis, telling Entertainment Tonight that while her advice would be to “stay positive” and “trust in your doctors,” she can’t picture herself in Bublé and Lopilato’s shoes.
“I would imagine your child having cancer is devastating as a parent,” she said.
“And we’ve got a lot … ” she captioned the message, which read, “And now these three remain: faith, hope, & love. But the greatest of these is love.”