Bublé's then-three-year-old son's diagnosis forced him to rethink his approach to life. He then made a life-altering promise to himself.
No one can get enough of Michael Bublé's charming voice, which has been the reason for many hits in the artist’s music career. No Christmas goes without the winter touch Bublé’s music brings and the artist has everyone wearing their hearts on their sleeve. However, during a recent appearance on the "Diary of a CEO" podcast, the artist revealed a touching detail about his life and made a strong case for the fact that there is something more he holds dear.
In late 2016, Bublé revealed that his then 3-year-old son Noah had been diagnosed with cancer, reports TODAY. Like any other father, the news took a toll on Bublé and after much introspection and reflection, he made a promise to himself. The singer says that Noah, who is now in remission, “pulled a curtain” from over his eyes. "I don’t think that I had context and that was the sledgehammer to my reality. And I will never be carefree again in my life. And that's okay. It is a privilege for me to exist," he shared.
Bublé confessed that he was in a “crisis” after receiving the tragic news about his son. He further mentioned that he didn’t have his priorities straight at the time and was extremely career-oriented. “Blinders, career, ambition. How do I become the baddest, biggest, best? You know? More ego, more power, more money, more,” he said. Bublé then came to the realization that nothing should matter more than his family. He said, “Okay, this is life. This is it. This is what’s important.” Having to make several rounds of the hospital and with so much happening, the artist mentioned that he had no time to process the diagnosis and had to simply accept it.
At a time of pondering, the singer made a promise to himself. “I remember, I closed my eyes and said to myself, ‘If we get out of this, I am living a different life. A better life. I want to be kinder, I want to be more empathetic. I don’t ever want to allow that ego and false self to take over. I want to know how lucky I am,’” he recalled. From then on, Bublé had a different outlook on life and it hasn’t changed since. In a recent Instagram post celebrating Noah's 10th birthday, the singer wrote, “Thank you for teaching us how to be parents and for all the memories we have and will make together!”
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The devastating diagnosis forced the singer to take another look at his life and refocus his priorities. The singer shared a glimpse of the podcast on Instagram where he referred to his past career-oriented self and said, “That guy is Michael Bublé. I’m Mike.” He added that he was led to a point in life where he decided to do something different and choose a life that focuses more on the little joys and blessings than fame. “It’s about being the other guy. Not the suit guy, it’s about being Mike,” he remarked.
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