Michael Bublé has announced his 3-year-old son Noah has cancer, putting an abrupt halt to his career at the moment.
The singer confirmed his son’s diagnosis in a Facebook post, which instantly drew in messages of support from thousands of fans.
“We are devastated about the recent cancer diagnosis of our oldest son Noah who is currently undergoing treatment in the US,” the statement said. “At this difficult time we ask only for your prayers and respect for our privacy. We have a long journey in front of us and hope that with the support of family, friends and fans around the world, we will win this battle, God willing.”
Bublé and his wife, Argentine actress Luisana Lopilato, said they are putting their careers on hold for the time being to focus on their son’s treatment and recovery. The sad news comes just two weeks after Bublé’s ninth album, Nobody But Me, was released.
While promoting his latest album, the crooner enthusiastically mentioned his plans to tour in 2017, three years after wrapping up his To Be Loved tour. He was also named the host of next year’s Brit Awards and Juno Awards. It is unknown whether Bublé will remain committed to these endeavors given his son’s illness.
Bublé shared a photo of his family to celebrate Noah’s third birthday in August to his Facebook page, writing, “Can’t believe my little man is 3 years old today! Your mommy and I love you so much!”
Noah is big brother to Elias, whom Bublé and Lopilato welcomed in January.