Michael Buble has revealed he almost gave up music after his son Noah was diagnosed with cancer – and still struggles to speak about the “whole story” with his friends now.
The singer’s eldest son was diagnosed with a rare form of liver cancer in 2016, forcing Michael, 42, to temporarily step down from his career and hectic touring schedule to care for his sick little boy, alongside his wife Luisana Lopilato.
Now, in an emotional and open interview with the Herald Sun, the singer has admitted he almost stepped down for good, and praised his “superhero” son for his incredible strength.
“I’ve been to hell,” he told the publication. “I don’t talk about the whole story, not even to my friends because it hurts too much. It’s my boy.
“He’s a superhero, he doesn’t need to relive it over and again. But I’ve been to hell. And you know what, hell seems like a really nice place to vacation compared to where we’ve been.”
The couple, who also have two year old son Elias together and are now expecting their first daughter, were a firm support for Noah throughout, and Michael said his family will always be his main priority.
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.
It comes after the couple revealed they’re preparing to become parents again to a baby girl. Michael excitedly told Irish radio station Today FM: “I’ve got my first little girl coming in three weeks, and I’ve actually never said that before in public. I’ve got a daughter coming.”
It was also recently revealed that Bublé will be honoured with his very own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2019. He will be honoured alongside the likes of Dolly Parton, Robert De Niro and James Bond actor Daniel Craig.