In a highly emotional episode of the CBS talk show The Late Late Show with James Corden, guest artist Michael Bublé gave an update on his son's health condition as he joined host James Corden in a "Carpool Karaoke" segment.
"It's so hard to have to acknowledge it because it's so painful to talk about, but obviously we got the diagnosis...and that was it, my whole life ended," Michael said.
It was two years ago when the charismatic Canadian crooner and his wife, Argentine actress Luisana Lopilato, revealed in a statement that their first child Noah, who was 3 at that time, had cancer.
Reports said the family sought treatment for what was initially thought to be mumps.
A few days later, Mirror.co.uk reported that according to Italian magazine Gente, Noah's doctors confirmed he has liver cancer after doing a biopsy at a clinic in Buenos Aires, and that he would have to undergo chemotherapy for four months.
In the video, Michael could barely get his words out — he would often pause and then take deep breaths as he spoke about Noah. He told James, "At first, it was just...It's too hard to talk about it. Basically they just said that it wasn't great. And so we just took it day by day.
"My sisters, my parents, my wife's family, they all pulled their kids out of school, and we all moved. We have the best doctors and God, thank you Jesus Christ."
Asked how he and his wife keep the courage to go on, Michael told James, "I'm not okay. When this all started, I became the strength to somehow pull us and lift us, to be positive. When they got it out and the chemo was done, and they said, 'We did it, it's good, we're okay,' I fell. I just fell. And my wife picks me up now."
Besides Noah, who is reportedly in remission, Michael and Luisana have two other kids: son Elias, 3 years old, and daughter Vida Amber Betty, 3 months old.
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During Carpool Karaoke, Michael sang excerpts from some of his biggest hits, including "Haven't Met You Yet," "Everything," "It's a Beautiful Day," and "Home," which he sang for Noah.
He says of his son, "It's funny. I know he's 5 years old. He loves Spiderman, we love Spiderman. I always say to [Noah], 'Spiderman's amazing. Superman's amazing. But they're fake. They're not real. You're a superhero. You're my hero. You're my real superhero.'"
Michael captured the hearts of Filipinos in 2003 when he held his first concert in Manila. He put his singing career on hold following the cancer diagnosis in 2016, and is set to release his first album in two years this November titled Love.
Watch the full segment from The Late Late Show with James Corden below. He talks about Noah 10 minutes into this video.