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Michael Bublé Discusses Son’s Cancer Ordeal During Emotional Carpool Karaoke.

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When Michael Bublé climbed into James Corden’s car for a special Stand Up To Cancer episode of Carpool Karaoke, he looked as healthy and happy as he always does. Yet the segment turned emotional ten minutes into the clip when Michael discussed what it was like for him and his family when his toddler son was diagnosed with cancer in 2016.

Noah was only three when his family received the devastating news. Even though Noah is now 5 years old and cancer-free, the impact of his diagnosis and treatment left a painful wound in Michael’s heart that has yet to heal completely.


“It’s so hard to have to acknowledge it because it is so painful to talk about, but obviously we got the diagnosis, and that was it, man. My whole life ended,” Michael told James as their car maneuvered along the Los Angeles streets. James, a father himself, struggled to maintain his composure as well as he asked Michael to describe “everybody’s worst nightmare.”


Wiping away tears and visibly struggling to control the tremor in his voice, Michael told James that everything he’d ever known ended the day he found out that Noah had a fight for his life ahead. Michael and his wife Luisana Lopilato dropped everything and moved to the L.A. area to be close to the hospital where Noah would receive his treatment.

“Basically they just said that it wasn’t great, and so we just took it day by day. We all moved and lived by [Children’s Hospital Los Angeles] and we just had the best doctors. God, thank you, Jesus Christ.â€


Like many couples, Michael found that he was the pillar of strength his family needed as they went through Noah’s arduous treatment schedule. However, the second the little boy’s cancer was in remission, Michael broke down and relied on his family to keep him afloat.

“When this all started I became the strength to somehow pull us and lift us and be positive,”he said tearfully. “When the chemo was done and they said ‘We did it, we’re good, he’s OK,’ I just fell. My wife picks me up now.â€


Now that Noah is in remission, Michael has turned his attention to trying to raise money for other people who are battling cancer. He ended his segment with a plea for viewers to donate whatever they could to Stand Up To Cancer, stating, “When you give that way, the universe gives right back to you. There’s hope and treatments and there’s medicines that haven’t been discovered and will be discovered because of you.”

But before the conversation turned to Noah’s cancer, James and Michael had enjoyed plenty of laughs as they drove around L.A. They not only sang duets of hit songs, “Haven’t Met You Yet,” “It’s A Beautiful Day,” and “Everything,” but they even welcomed a very special guest for a quick jaunt.


Yes, that’s James Corden’s father, Malcolm Corden, playing Michael’s least-favorite musical instrument, the saxophone. Something tells us that Malcolm’s excellent playing during their ensuing “scat war” might have changed the jazzy singer’s mind about the sax!

There were plenty of laughs along the way, but the lasting takeaway for viewers will undoubtedly be Michael’s heartfelt description of what it’s like to support a loved one through cancer treatments.

Watch the emotional video below, and be sure to share.

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