It's been eight months since Michael Buble and his wife, model and actress Luisana Lopalito, revealed that their 3-year old son, Noah, had cancer. The couple stepped away from their careers to focus on Noah's health, and have made few public appearances throughout his recovery and treatment.
In her first sit-down interview since November, Lopalito recalled the days leading up to her son's diagnosis and what lead her to keep searching for answers.
According to Lopalito, she had taken her sick son to doctors in Argentina who dismissed his illness as mumps. But, her mommy instinct told her that there was more to it. She consulted her son's pediatrician who performed an ultrasound and discovered something in Noah's stomach.
Unable to reach her husband, Luisana immediately booked a flight to the United States to seek medical help for Noah. The 30-year old said that she and her husband had always agreed to get medical help in Los Angeles as it is the halfway point between his family in Canada and hers in Argentina.
"Mike wasn't with me at the time," Luisana told Argentinian TV host Susana Gimenez. "He was just about to do a very important interview in England and I couldn't get hold of him on the phone so the day I found out Noah had something in his stomach and the doctors didn't really know what it was and whether it might be a tumour, I got a flight to the States." She added, "If I hadn't done the ultrasound to rule out mononucleosis, they wouldn't have discovered what they had in his stomach and it would have been worse after."
As soon as Luisana was able to reach her husband, he flew to California. Buble then canceled his tour and spent the next seven months with his wife, Noah and the couple's youngest son, Elias in Los Angeles.
The couple reports that Noah is doing well. In her recent interview, Luisana shared that "the worst is over."
"Thank God the worst is now over, but this is a long and ongoing process. It's devastating for any parent to receive the news we did when Noah fell ill."
On June 28, Buble made his first public appearance since November when he accepted a medal for the 2017 Governor General’s Performing Arts Awards.
“I stand here truly humbled that I have been allowed to be one of your musical representatives, and that you would choose to bestow this honor upon me during what has been an emotional and difficult time for my family,” Buble said.
“My entire life has been inspired by how my family has made me feel. There are no words to describe how I feel about you. Sometimes ‘I love you’ just isn’t enough because what I feel is so much more.”
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