It’s been two years since Michael Bublé put his singing career on hold after his son Noah, now five, was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer, but the Canadian crooner showed no signs of slowing down as he belted out some of his biggest hits alongside TV host James Corden for a special edition of Carpool Karaoke.
In honour of the Stand Up to Cancer charity telethon – an annual fundraising campaign that raises money for cancer research in the UK – Michael showed off his impressive karaoke skills in the hilarious video clip, which will air in full on Friday.
The 43-year-old musician became the latest star to take part in The Late Late Show’s popular Carpool Karaoke segment, following in the footsteps of stars such as Paul McCartney and Elton John.
Ahead of the full 60-minute episode, which will air on Channel 4 in the UK, the television network treated fans to a short one minute clip, which shows the pair belting out some of Michael’s best loved tracks, including ‘Haven’t Met You Yet’ as well as ‘It’s A Beautiful Day’.
Fans loved the performance, with one commenting: “Lovely to see him smiling, happy and singing,” while another added: “Brilliant glad too see him back lovely person.” And a third wrote: “Love him. It’s such a great cause.”
The singer and his wife Luisana Lopilato were left devastated when Noah was diagnosed with a rare form of liver cancer in 2016. Michael immediately stepped away from the limelight in the years that followed to support his son through every stage of his treatment and subsequent recovery.
Earlier this month, the dad-of-three, who is set to release his new album Love in November, revealed the full extent of the couple’s grief at the time – and even admitted he hasn’t used social media, read a report about himself or watched an interview back ever since, in an effort to distance himself from the “narcissistic” side of the showbiz industry.
“It sucked and it still sucks, because 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,” he told the Today show.
The couple, who met in 2009 while filming Michael’s video for single ‘Haven’t Met You Yet’, confirmed the youngster was making a good recovery at the end of last year, with Michael describing the period as an “emotional rollercoaster”.
He’s now preparing to return to the stage, and previously said he wouldn’t be considering it if Noah wasn’t fully recovered – but admitted they’ll always be monitoring it.