Michael Bublé says his son’s ‘unthinkable’ battle with cancer forced him to lose his ‘alter-ego’.
The crooner’s son Noah, 9, was diagnosed with hepatoblastoma, a rare type of liver cancer in 2016.
After intense treatment on the then 3-year-old, Noah was finally on the mend the following year, and finally in remission.
“It, of course, changed me a lot — it changed what mattered to me, it changed the way I look at life,” the ‘I Haven’t Met You Yet’ hitmaker told Red magazine.
“For most of my life as an artist and especially on stage, I became my alter ego,” he explained.
“I would become the superhero I always wanted to be. Then my wife and I went through this unthinkable thing and I lost this alter ego.
After his son’s diagnosis, Bublé stepped out of the public spotlight to focus on his family and caring for his son, saying his family was “broken in two”.
At the time, he also canceled several work commitments and said he was leaving music indefinitely.
The 47-year-old also shares son Elias and daughters Vida and Cielo with his wife of 12 years, actress Luisana Lopilato.
“More than anything, my wife and I understand that each other’s growth is important… I’m not saying we’re perfect – no one is – but we both have that understanding,” he said. he told the publication.
“I won’t be on tour for some months next year because she’ll be shooting a movie, and so I’ll be a dad on set, and then she’ll be doing the same for me.”
“We don’t care what we do – being together is the goal,” he added.