While it may seem as if he is living the dream, singer Michael Bublé has revealed that even celebrities aren’t immune to life’s tragedies.
His little boy has been diagnosed with cancer at the age of just three.
The 41-year-old singer and his actress wife LuisanaLopilato, 29, released a joint statement saying: “We are devastated by the recent diagnosis of cancer of our oldest son Noah, who is currently receiving treatment in the United States. We’ve always talked a lot about the importance of family and the love we have for our children.”
Mr Bublé said that he and his wife would now be devoting all of their time and attention to helping Noah to get better and that both will not be working for the foreseeable future.
They called for everyone’s prayers for Noah, but asked people to respect their privacy as they come together as a family.
The statement continued: “We have a long road ahead and we hope that with the support of our family, friends, fans around the world and our faith in God, we can win this battle.”
Noah is understood to have been diagnosed with cancer when he was taken to the doctor with what was at first believed to be a suspected case of mumps.
The musician and actress also have another son Elias, who is due to turn one in January.
Mr Bublé was due to go out on tour in 2017 with a raft of dates expected, including in the UK. He was also widely rumoured to have been about to host the Brits. However, all of that has now been cancelled as he puts all of his energies into caring for his son.
The Canadian has done a number of pre-recorded shows recently, including a special show for the BBC and Desert Island Discs on BBC’s Radio 4.
During both interviews, he spoke of how important his family was to him. Talking about his sons, he said: “I just love them so much that part of loving them so much is not giving them everything they want and that is a tough thing for me.”
He has described fatherhood as the best thing that ever happened to him.
Thankfully, childhood cancer is very rare. It is believed one in every 500 youngsters will develop a form of the disease by the time they turn 14, with boys being slightly more at risk than girls.