Saturday 24 June 2017

Michael Buble's son has 'liver cancer' and is 'undergoing chemotherapy'

'We are devastated': Michael Buble, Noah, nine-month-old son Elias and wife Luisana Lopilato
'We are devastated': Michael Buble, Noah, nine-month-old son Elias and wife Luisana Lopilato
Michael Buble and son Noah in Madrid, Spain in 2016.
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Michael Buble's son is reportedly battling liver cancer.

The musician's sister-in-law, Daniela Lopilato (37), told Argentinian magazine Gente that Noah is already undergoing chemotherapy for the illness as she confirmed the toddler is battling liver cancer.

“If God wanted it to be discovered that way, it’s because he wants to save Noah," Daniela told the magazine.

“Cancer is a horrible illness but we have faith in Noah being able to overcome this.

Michael Buble and son Noah in Madrid, Spain in 2016.
Michael Buble and son Noah in Madrid, Spain in 2016.

“We know he will. The time to start a long and very difficult treatment has come but it’s got to be done.

"They say that children are often strong enough to withstand chemotherapy... and my nephew is a warrior," she added.

Argentinian magazine Clarin report that the family will seek treatment in St Jude's Children's Research Hospital in Memphis Tennessee, where the 41-year-old star and his wife Luisana Lopilato have a home.

The couple announced Noah's devastating health battle on Friday and in their statement they explained they were suspending any professional commitments for the near future.

"We are devastated about the recent cancer diagnosis of our oldest son Noah who is currently undergoing treatment in the US," the couple's statement read. "We have always been very vocal about the importance of family and the love we have for our children. Luisana and I have put our careers on hold in order to devote all our time and attention to helping Noah get well."

Michael has pulled out of a planned performance at the BBC Music Awards following his son's cancer diagnosis.

"We send Michael and his family our very best wishes," BBC Music director Bob Shennan says.

In addition to the BBC Music Awards, Buble is set to host the Brit Awards in London on February 22 and the Juno Awards on April 2. As of press time, he is still billed to appear at both.

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