Michael Bublé suspends his career following news that his 3-year-old son Noah has been diagnosed with liver cancer. Bublé (41) and his wife, Luisana Lopilato (29) confirmed the news last week on Bublé’s Facebook fan page. In the statement, the couple confirmed that Noah is undergoing treatment in the United States and asked for prayers and privacy during this time.
According to New York Daily News, Lopilato first took Noah to the doctor in October after he complained of having a high fever. After ruling out more common illnesses like the mumps, an ultrasound discovered an irregularity in Noah’s liver. Noah will now undergo four months of chemotherapy in a Los Angeles hospital. Prior to this announcement, the family toured together and had been very public with their family life on social media.
Bublé, who is originally from Canada, married Lopilato, from Argentina, in 2011. Together, the two also have another son who is 9-months-old named, Elias.
Bublé recently canceled his attendance at the BBC Music Awards in early December. There is no word yet on whether Bublé will be in attendance at the Brit Awards on Feb. 22 in London or the Canadian Juno Awards on April 2.
Michael Bublé Suspends Career and Receives Support
Various celebrities surrounded the family with their love and support after learning of Noah’s illness. Harry Connick Jr. took to Twitter with a tweet reading:
thinking of @michaelbuble and his family… let's all pray for noah so he can win this fight…
— Harry Connick Jr (@HarryConnickJR) November 5, 2016
According to Dr. Vivian Chang at the Mattel Children’s Hospital at UCLA, childhood cancer patients have an 80% higher recovery rate than adults who are diagnosed with cancer. With this news, Bublé and his family are embracing their battle with Noah’s liver cancer with positivity.
They ended their Facebook post with a closing statement of “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.”