Singer Michael Bublé joined late-night talk show host James Corden for a round of “Carpool Karaoke” earlier this week.
And while the session started out upbeat, things took a more emotional turn when the two dads began talking about their children, particularly Bublé’s oldest son, Noah, who recently overcame cancer.
Bublé, who has been reluctant to share all of his son’s story, told Corden:
“It’s so hard to have to acknowledge it because it’s so painful to talk about. But obviously, we got the diagnosis, and um, that was it, man, my whole life ended.”
Noah was just 3 years old when he was diagnosed with a form of liver cancer.
Bublé then tried to continue before getting choked up and finding himself at a loss for words:
“Listen, it’s not good. At first, it was just … it was … it’s too hard to talk about, man.
Basically, they just said that it wasn’t great. So we just took it day by day. My sisters, my mom, my dad, my wife’s family, they all pulled their kids out of school, and we all moved, and we lived at CHLA, and we just had the best doctors.
And God, thank you, Jesus Christ.”
When asked how he and his wife, actress Luisana Lopilato, were able to find the courage and the optimism during such a difficult time, the singer chuckled before saying:
“It’s weird, man. I’m not OK. My wife, honestly, when this all started, I became the strength to somehow pull us and lift us and to be positive. And when they got it out and the chemo was done and they said, ‘We did it, he’s good, he’s OK,’ I fell. I just fell. My wife picks me up now.
It’s funny, he’s 5 years old, you know, and I say to him because he loves Spiderman, ‘Spiderman’s amazing and Superman’s amazing, but they’re fake, they’re not real. You’re a superhero. You’re my hero, my real superhero.'”
The singer then looked into the camera and made a passionate plea to encourage people to give to Stand Up to Cancer, adding that when “you give that way, the universe gives right back to you.”