Heartbreak, hope and healing: that’s the message from Michael Buble’s wife Luisana Lopilato who has spoken candidly about their son’s battle with cancer.
The couple’s three-year-old boy, Noah, was diagnosed with liver cancer last November and underwent an operation to remove the tumour followed by an intense round of chemotherapy.
While their brave little boy has been declared cancer free, Lopilato revealed at a news conference that she and Buble turned to their family and their faith to help them through the ordeal.
“My faith in the fact God had a miracle helped me,” Lopilato said. “I became strong so my son would get better. I transmitted that to all my friends and family.
“As a family we were always very united and we fought this together. We did everything we could for our son, so he would come through this.”
She went on to say the experience had a profound effect on her and had changed her outlook on life.
“Thank God, my son is well,” she said.
“When things like those that happened to us occur, your take on life changes.
“It happened to us. Now I value life much more, the now and the today.
“I would like to thank people for their support, for the prayers they said, for their love, and I want them to know that they reached us and that it helped us a lot to come through this.”
Meanwhile, Buble is set to make his return to the spotlight on June 28 when he will receive the National Arts Centre Award from the Governor General of Canada at Canada’s National Arts Centre in Ottawa.
The singer cancelled all of his professional commitments after Noah was diagnosed so he could focus on his young family.