Michael Bublé is opening up about just how tough his son’s cancer battle was on the family — and how he almost left music behind.
“I’ve been to hell,” Bublé tells Australia’s Herald Sun. “I don’t talk about the whole story, not even to my friends because it hurts too much.”
He adds, “It’s my boy. He’s a superhero, he doesn’t need to relive it over and again. But I’ve been to hell. And you know what, hell seems like a really nice place to vacation compared to where we’ve been.”
His four-and-a-half-year-old son Noah underwent 18 months of treatment. Bublé and wife Luisana Lopilato are also parents to two-year-old son Elias, and are currently expecting a baby girl.
The singer says there was a point where he thought he might never come back to music.
“Family is what matters,” he says. “The health of my children is No. 1. The relationship with my family, my wife, my faith — all of it is easily No. 1.”
But Bublé did find his way back to music. He returned to the stage Saturday at Dublin’s Croke Park stadium to play his first show since announcing Noah’s diagnosis in November 2016. He also has a new album in the works which he calls, “the greatest record I’ve ever made.”
While they continue to monitor Noah’s condition, Bublé says, “I wouldn’t be doing this if he wasn’t okay.”
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