Michael Bublé’s son is not suffering from leukemia, the singer’s sister-in-law told an Argentinian TV station following his announcement on Friday, November 4, that his eldest son, Noah, was recently diagnosed with cancer.
“To tell you the truth, I’m devastated. This is very recent,” Daniela Lopilato reportedly texted to Argentinian journalist Tomas Dente, according to the UK Express. “The only thing I ask is that you don’t speculate because not everyone has children and can understand what this means.”
Adding that Bublé and his wife Luisana Lopilato are “broken in half” over the diagnosis, Daniela told Dente that more information is forthcoming. “Michael and my sister will publish more statements and I can’t say any more but it’s not leukemia or the central nervous system as people are saying,” she said. “That’s all I can say.”
On Friday, the “Nobody But Me” singer, 41, shared a devastating post to Facebook, revealing that Noah had recently been diagnosed with cancer and is undergoing treatment in the U.S.
“We have always been very vocal about the importance of family and the love we have for our children,” his joint statement with Luisana, 29, read. “Luisana and I have put our careers on hold in order to devote all our time and attention to helping Noah get well. At this difficult time, we ask only for your prayers and respect for our privacy. We have a long journey in front of us and hope that with the support of family, friends and fans around the world, we will win this battle, God willing.”
The couple, who wed in 2011, are also the parents of 9-month-old son Eli. A source tells Us that “they’re staying positive and Noah is a fighter,” and that they have been “inundated with kind wishes today, and that’s really helping.”
A week prior to Bublé’s announcement, the singer chatted with Us Weekly Entertainment Director Ian Drew and gushed about his adorable sons.
“The boys are good,” he said at the time. “They make each other laugh. It is a beautiful feeling.”
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