- Prior to starting his “Today” show interview on NBC on Monday morning, Michael Bublé explained to viewers that he had to take a moment to compose himself as they showed emotional footage about his son’s battle with liver cancer.
- “We’ve gone through so many hard times and we’ve dealt with this and I’ve had to now answer the questions that it’s so much fun for me to sort of not look back at the past and to look forward to the future and be excited about life for our family and our boy and everything,” he told hosts Hoda Kotb and Savannah Guthrie. “I just wanted to get away and get focused on the good stuff.”
- The singer added that the experience has helped him learn “what’s important and what matters.”
“I walked away when you guys showed the whole thing about my son because it sucks, it hurts,” the singer told the NBC morning show’s hosts Hoda Kotb and Savannah Guthrie before starting his interview on Monday.
“We’ve gone through so many hard times and we’ve dealt with this and I’ve had to now answer the questions that it’s so much fun for me to sort of not look back at the past and to look forward to the future and be excited about life for our family and our boy and everything,” he said. “I just wanted to get away and get focused on the good stuff.”
The singer revealed Noah’s liver cancer diagnosis in November 2016, and has opened up about his family’s experience in multiple interviews since then.
While on “Today,” Bublé explained that despite the hardships, he and wife Luisana Lopilato, son Elias (born in January 2016), and daughter Vida (born in July 2018) are trying not to dwell on the past.
“When you go through things like this that are so painful, there are two kinds of pain as Frank Underwood [a character from “House of Cards”] says. There’s pain that’s useless and there’s pain that you learn from,” Bublé said. “You learn a lot about life and what’s important and what matters and you stop sweating the small stuff because you realise that most of the stuff is the small stuff.’
The 43-year-old’s personal experiences inspired him to create his latest album, “Love.” But not too long ago, he made headlines after saying that he was quitting music.
In October, he told the Daily Mail that he “doesn’t have the stomach” for the celebrity lifestyle anymore and was going to retire.
Watch the “Today” video below.
“I remembered why I loved making the music.”
— TODAY (@TODAYshow) November 19, 2018