Michael Buble and his wife Luisana Lopilato found out the devastating news last week that their three-year-old-son Noah has been diagnosed with cancer.
The couple has now learned that Noah is specifically battling liver cancer, Argentinian magazine Gente reports.
The magazine went on to reveal that Noah has already started chemotherapy treatments, scheduled to last for four months.
“[Luisana] took her son to the Otamendi Miroli Hospital in Buenos Aires because he had a high fever,” Gente stated. “After an exhaustive examination, they ruled out mumps and suggested two possibilities, a throat infection or mononucleosis. To rule out the second possibility they had to carry out a battery of tests which included an abdominal ultrasound. On October 27, after a throat swab, they confirmed he had a throat infection and not mononucleosis but the ultrasound had detected a liver problem. The doctors told Luisana, ‘He has a stain on his liver, but it’s not got different tones and therefore it’s probably benign but we have to continue with the tests.’”
The family then headed to Los Angeles for a second opinion, where doctors confirmed the sad news.
“If God wanted it to be discovered that way, it’s because he wants to save Noah,” Luisana‘s sister Daniela told the mag. “Cancer is a horrible illness but we have faith in Noah being able to overcome this. We know he will. The time to start a long and very difficult treatment has come but it’s got to be done. They say children are normally strong to put up with chemotherapy and my nephew is a warrior.”
“He has the innocence of children and that is good,” she added. “He doesn’t understand too much what is happening. The love people are showing is helping us to see things with optimism and we have a lot of faith.”
Michael will no longer appear at the 2016 BBC Music Awards because of this tragic diagnosis.
We are sending lots of love and positive thoughts to Michael and his family during this time.