After four months of chemotherapy and one surgery, Michael Bublé's family says his 3-year-old son Noah is cancer-free.
Bublé and his wife, Argentinian actress Luisana Lopilato, have asked for privacy, support and prayer during Noah's treatment, and it seems as though it worked! Continue reading to learn about Noah's cancer journey.
Tragedy struck the family in the form of Noah's liver cancer diagnosis in November. The family originally thought Noah was battling the mumps. Both Bublé and Lopilato revealed that they would be putting their careers on hold while their eldest son received treatment. The couple also shared 1-year-old son Elias.
"We are devastated about the recent cancer diagnosis of our oldest son Noah who is currently undergoing treatment in the US," Bublé wrote on behalf of him and Lopilato. "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."
Bublé and Lopilato received an outpouring of support from family and friends, including actress Shannen Doherty, who is currently battling breast cancer. Doherty advised the family to trust in their doctors and stay positive.
"That positivity, that outlook on life that you can get through something, it actually does get you through," she said.
Bublé canceled his performance at the BBC Music Awards days after the news of Noah's diagnosis went public.
Soon after, it was revealed that Noah had liver cancer and that he'd undergo four months of chemotherapy. His doctors reportedly believed that there was a 90 percent chance Noah would beat the cancer.
While Bublé revealed that he would put his career on hold until Noah healed, family friend and music provider David Foster said that Bublé "will not sing again until his child is well."
"He's in good shape," Foster said of Noah. "He's got good doctors around him. We will hope and pray for a good outcome, which I believe that they will have."
Noah underwent surgery at the end of December in L.A. The family spent the holidays in L.A. rather than their Argentina home. While their holidays were most likely a bit more subdued than usual, Noah was still able to celebrate with family, as both Bublé's and Lopilato's families traveled to L.A. from Canada and Argentina.
In February, Bublé shared an update on Noah, saying the outlook was "optimistic". "We are so grateful to report that our son Noah has been progressing well during his treatment and the doctors are very optimistic about the future for our little boy," he told E! News. "He has been brave throughout and we continue to be inspired by his courage. We thank God for the strength he has given all of us."
Bublé also expressed his gratitude for his son's medical team and everyone who supported the family. "Our gratitude to his doctors and caretakers cannot be put into words. We'd also like to thank the thousands of people that have sent their prayers and good wishes to us," they continued. "As we continue this journey, we are greatly comforted by your support and love."
In March, Lopilato's brother Darío said Noah was doing "very well" after his treatment in an interview with Argentinian newspaper La Nacion.
"After these very long months Noah is doing well, very well," Darío said. "For me, it’s very difficult to talk about it. But I believe in God and sought comfort in Jesus Christ and a miracle from God came, from the way it was discovered, after the operation, everything."
And finally, earlier this week Luisana confirmed that Noah is cancer-free.
"Thank God, my son is well," the actress said at a press conference. "When things like those that happened to us occur, your take on life changes. It happened to us. Now I value life much more, the now and the today. I would like to thank people for their support, for the prayers they said, for their love, and I want them to know that they reached us and that it helped us a lot to come through this."
With the 3-year-old's treatment in L.A. complete, the family has now moved back to their Argentina home.
"My son's recovery is a long process as you all know and he has to continue with check-ups," she shared. "But we are very happy. We are looking forward to thinking about the future, to seeing our children grow."
"My faith in the fact God had a miracle helped me. I became strong so my son would get better. I transmitted that to all my friends and family," Luisana added. "As a family we were always very united and we fought this together. We did everything we could for our son, so he would come through this."
We couldn't be more thrilled for the Bublé-Lopilato family, most importantly little Noah!
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