Michael Buble is Down Under to perform a concert in Sydney, and the B.C.-born singer became emotional when discussing son Noah during an appearance on Australian TV.
Chatting with Australia’s “The Today Show”, the 43-year-old crooner opened up about how Noah’s cancer diagnosis in 2016 turned everything upside down for him and wife Luisana Lopilato, admitting there were some days “we wished we didn’t wake up.”
His eyes filling with tears, Buble talked candidly about that difficult time (the couple announced last year that Noah, 5, is currently in remission after successful treatment).
“It sucks. It still sucks,” Buble admitted. “What we went through was the worst possible thing that you could hear as a parent, and as maybe a human being. I much rather would have it have been me. Many times I wish that it had been.”
Facing adversity, however, can often bring insight. “I’ve been through a lot,” he said. “One of the things about going through something that my family has been through is that it gives you great perspective and one of those points of perspective is that it really allows you to appreciate the good things.”
He thanked fans for their kindness during those dark days, revealing that support helped immeasurably.
“More times than people could understand, some days when we wished we didn’t wake up, when we did, we felt the love of those people,” he said of his fans. “We knew they were praying for us, we knew that there was goodness out there. It gave us faith in humanity.”