Michael Buble is ready to look forward to the future.
During an appearance on “Today” on Monday in promotion of his tenth studio album Love, the 43-year-old Canadian crooner reveals he had to walk away while a video played, detailing his five-year-old son Noah’s battle with liver cancer.
“I walked away when you guys showed the whole thing about my son because it sucks,” he told hosts Hoda Kotb and Savannah Guthrie. “It hurts. You know, we’ve gone through so many hard times and we’ve dealt with this and I’ve had to now answer the questions.”
Addressing his focus on the future rather than the past, Buble adds, “It’s so fun for me to not look back at the past and look forward to the future, be excited about life for our family and my boy and everything. So, I just wanted to get away and get focused on the good stuff.”
Revealing that his perspective on life has changed since his step away from the spotlight to be with his family, Buble says, “You learn a lot about life and what’s important and what matters. And you stop sweating the small because you realize that most of the stuff is the small stuff.”
Buble adds that while he did not know when he was “going to come back” to his music, it was a “drunken” pizza night and jam session with his bandmates that initially kickstarted his want to return to his work.
“It was something that I never fell out of love with. It was never a divorce,” he explains. “I did what I had to do: Put my family first and do what anybody would do. But, I remembered why I loved making music.”
On Friday, Buble accepted his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame alongside his family and friends, which, he says, was more of a celebration for his loved ones.
“It was a really nice chance for my parents, my family, the people that love me for all my life to celebrate together to show that their unconditional love and all their giving of their experience and their support, it worked.”