Michael Bublé reveals mental health toll of son’s cancer stopped him singing in the shower. Has opened up about the mental health toll of his young son’s liver cancer diagnosis – sharing that he even stopped singing in the shower. The singer, 46, revealed he was a wreck in the years after it was revealed his eldest child Noah had a life-threatening condition back in 2016. Speaking to the ᴍᴏᴠɪᴇꜱ about how he lost interest in music, he recalled: I wasn’t even singing in the shower. Putting his career on hold, he explained that his priority had been taking care of my family and protecting my mental health.
Bublé – who also shares son Elias, six, and daughter Vida, three with wife Luisana – had initially thought he would never perform again, admitting that it wasn’t even on my radar. Although he returned to recording in 2018, he now realises that he was still a wreck and there was no way I was ready. I always felt like I was Teflon, there was never a moment that could get the better of me. With Noah, now eight, making a full recovery, he has decided to take positives from the experience. Of one particularly tearful 2018 performance after his comeback, Bublé – who announced in February he is expecting his fourth child – said: I came out, and oh my God, I was a mess. For the first time in my whole career, I couldn’t hide emotionally. But it was beautiful. I realised I didn’t have that protective mechanism any more. And I felt free.” Speaking to ꜱᴛʀᴇᴀᴍɪɴɢ in December about his son’s remission, he said: He’s really good. It’s been almost five years. We still have the scans and the ‘scanxiety’. You know what? I think he’s much better than we are. For him, you know, he’s this normal, little boy who knows that he’s a superhero, because Dad tells him all the time. But for Mom and I, even though we’re better, it’s definitely something that’s there. Michael Bublé has opened up about the scanxiety he and wife Luisana gets when they get health checkups on their son Noah, but that everything is positive with his family as they head into 2022.
Michael and Luisana’s oldest son Noah was diagnosed with liver cancer in 2016, leading to the singer cancelling his tour and all music plans during chemotherapy and radiotherapy treatments. Noah has since fully recovered. The singer opened up about his family to Kate Garraway in Smooth’s Global Player exclusive special A Christmas Celebration, which can be heard in full here. For him, you know, he’s this normal, little boy who knows that he’s a superhero, because Dad tells him all the time. But for Mom and I, even though we’re better, it’s definitely something that’s there. Michael explained that he’s got stronger as a result of his family’s pain, saying: You know what’s funny? I truly believe that when you’ve truly suffered, and when you’ve gone through adversity, it gives you an opportunity to live a deeper life. In a strange way, though I’m happy for people that haven’t had to suffer that kind of pain, or that kind of fear, I also worry, because I know that sometimes when you’ve lived a perfect life without any adversity and everything’s been— then the second something happens, people get very bitter. I’m grateful for having had the opportunity to live a deep life. I live a deep life. I love hard. And I know love is expensive. I know it has a big cost.