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Michael Bublé breaks down during Carpool Karaoke with James Corden

''That was it, my whole life ended.''

By Anita Lyons

A tearful and heartbroken Michael Bublé has opened up about his son's cancer diagnosis on the famed hit segment Carpool Karaoke with James Corden.

The special, which aired over the weekend, was part of a series for Stand Up to Cancer, a fundraising campaign in the UK.

"It's so hard to have to acknowledge it, because it's so painful to talk about," Michael said through tears.

"But obviously we got the diagnosis, and that was it, man, my whole life ended. It's too hard to talk about."

Noah Bublé, five, was diagnosed at the age of three with liver cancer in October 2016 and for Michael and his wife, Luisana Lopilato, their world as they knew it, was turned upside down.

What is "everybody's worst nightmare", as James put it, became their reality.

"He was three," Michael said. "Listen, it was not good. At first, it was… It's too hard to talk about, man."

The 43-year-old, still clearly heartbroken two years later, revealed that the entire Bublé/Lopilato family rallied around them as Noah went through treatment.

"My sisters, my mum, my dad, my wife's family - they all pulled their kids out of school, and we all moved... we just had the best doctors. And God, thank you, Jesus Christ," he said.

Watching this segment is devastating enough, and sitting in the car with Michael, James, who is a parent of three young children himself, found it particularly distressing.

"I can't begin to imagine what it feels like in that moment," the Late Late Show host said.

During the time Noah was sick, Michael revealed that he "became the strength to pull us and lift us", however, the moment Noah was given the all-clear, Michael simply "fell."

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"I fell," he said. "I fell and my wife picks me up now."

Even though the harrowing time left an immense scar on his parents, for Noah, he is now just a five-year-old kid who loves Spider-man.

"We say to him 'Spider-man is great, Superman is great. But they're fake. You're a real superhero'," he said during the interview, before urging viewers to donate money to Stand Up for Cancer.

"All of us can completely make that difference," he said.

Michael Bublé with James Corden during *Carpool Karaoke*. *(Source: CBS)*
Michael Bublé with James Corden during Carpool Karaoke. (Source: CBS)

Back in July 2018, the Love You Anymore singer opened up after watching his son go through treatment for 18 months.

In an exclusive interview with the Herald Sun he revealed how the devastating news helped to shape his "new perspective" and almost lead to him quitting music forever.

At the time, they were able to share the happy news that Noah is in recovery and doctors are "very optimistic about the future."

"I've been to hell," the singer told the outlet.

"I don't talk about the whole story, not even to my friends because it hurts too much. It's my boy. He's a superhero, he doesn't need to relive it over and again. But I've been to hell. And you know what, hell seems like a really nice place to vacation compared to where we've been."

"I truly thought I'd never come back to music. Family is what matters. The health of my children is No.1. The relationship with my family, my wife, my faith — all of it is easily No. 1."

"All of us can completely make that difference," Michael said during the interview. *(Source: CBS)*
"All of us can completely make that difference," Michael said during the interview. (Source: CBS)

"I live with a perspective that I just didn't have before and it allows me to have no fear," the family man reveals. "When I went through Noah's cancer from the first moment there was a snap. I remember sitting in the hospital room thinking, 'I was worried about any of that s–t? I was worried about record sales or a meme or what some a–hole said about me?' In a second it had gotten so clear."

"That clarity gave me the opportunity to find love for music again. I'm going to go back to what I was made to do. I'm going to come back to a world that needs love and romance and laughter more than it has in a long time. I'm going to be a conduit to that. This is the greatest record I've ever made."

Michael and his wife have three children together; five-year-old Noah and three-year-old Elias and three-month-old Vida. The couple have been married since 2011.

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