Channel 4 made a dire mistake during the UK’s Stand Up To Cancer telecast on Friday.
The media outlet sent their condolences to Michael Buble for the death of his 5-year-old son Noah. But, thankfully Noah is alive and well.
Buble had a rough year coping with his son’s cancer diagnosis. Fortunately, Noah is now healthy and cancer-free, but it seems someone forgot to inform the folks over at Channel 4.
“Watching Michael Buble talking about the death of his son from cancer is one of the most heartbreaking things we’ve ever watched,” Channel 4 tweeted on Friday. “Sending him and his family so much love for telling their story! Please PLEASE keep donating and help us #StandUpToCancer.”
Citizens of the Twitterverse expressed disappointment over Channel 4’s reporting, before they deleted the mistaken tweet:
Buble, 43, spoke to James Corden about his son’s cancer battle in the Stand Up To Cancer telecast’s special “Carpool Karaoke” segment: “‘Spiderman and Superman are fake,’ I said to him, ‘You’re the real superhero!'”
The online community showered Buble with praise for his willingness to speak on such sensitive personal matters.
Ahead of the Stand Up To Cancer telethon airing in the UK, Buble tweeted his support for the telecast:
The singer’s team has yet to address Channel 4’s error, but tweeted the full Carpool Karaoke Special for Stand Up To Cancer UK:
Meanwhile, Stand Up To Cancer UK tweeted: “The absolute JOY that was Michael Buble joining James Corden for a very special Carpool Karaoke for #StandUpToCancer”