Dev­as­tated Bu­ble tells of his son’s can­cer fight

The Sunday Mail (Queensland) - - NEWS -

SINGER Michael Bu­ble has re­vealed the dev­as­tat­ing emo­tional im­pact of his young son’s bat­tle with liver can­cer.

In a sear­ing in­ter­view, the star said of the di­ag­no­sis, when son Noah was three: “You just want to die. I don’t even know how I was breath­ing.

“My wife was the same, and even though I was the stronger of the two of us, I wasn’t strong. My wife was … I’m sorry, I can’t make it to the end of that sen­tence.”

Bu­ble, 43, (pic­tured) and his wife, Ar­gen­tinian ac­tor Luisana Lopi­lato, 31, have two younger chil­dren, Elias, 2, and 11-week-old Vida. The cou­ple put their ca­reers on hold af­ter Noah’s di­ag­no­sis in 2016.

With the five-year-old’s can­cer now in re­mis­sion, Bu­ble says he is ques­tion­ing ev­ery­thing about his life and is plan­ning to quit his mu­sic ca­reer af­ter the re­lease of his new record, called Love.

“It’s been such a dif­fi­cult ex­er­cise. It hurts me, and it hurts me to talk about Noah.

“But my whole be­ing has changed. My per­cep­tion of life. I don’t know if I can even get through this con­ver­sa­tion with­out cry­ing.”

Be­fore the ill­ness, he said, he would worry about his ca­reer, but now he has be­come “em­bar­rassed by my ego”.

“I de­cided I’ll never read my name again in print, never read a re­view … (or) use so­cial me­dia again.

“I don’t have the stom­ach for it any more. The celebrity nar­cis­sism. This is my last in­ter­view. I’m re­tir­ing …”

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