Michael Bublé’s wife, Luisana Lopilato, has said their son, Noah, is doing well after being diagnosed with liver cancer – and that her son’s miraculous recovery strengthened her faith in God.
Speaking at a press conference after returning to Argentina following her son’s treatment in Los Angeles, Lopilato opened up about her 3-year-old son’s healing.
“My faith in the fact God had a miracle helped me. I became strong so my son would get better. I transmitted that to all my friends and family,” she said. “As a family we were always very united and we fought this together. We did everything we could for our son, so he would come through this.”
She continued: “Thank God, my son is well. When things like those that happened to us occur, your take on life changes. It happened to us. Now I value life much more, the now and the today. I would like to thank people for their support, for the prayers they said, for their love, and I want them to know that they reached us and that it helped us a lot to come through this.”
The model and actress added that while her family is “very happy” Noah is doing well, the little boy faces a long recovery process, which will include regular check-ups.
“We are looking forward to thinking about the future, to seeing our children grow,” she said. “Seeing Noah grow and being happy gave me the strength to return and finish this film (Those Who Love, Hate).”
Just ahead of Mother’s day, 30-year-old actress took to Instagram to share a picture of her and her younger son, Elias, playing on the beach.
‘Mientras el me tira arena yo disfruto de sus carcajadas. #familyfirst #volverareir #mamasboy,’ she wrote in Spanish. [While he throws sand at me, I will just laugh at him.]
In February, Bublé and Lopilato released their first official statement since breaking the news of Noah’s diagnosis last November: “We are so grateful to report that our son Noah has been progressing well during his treatment and the doctors are very optimistic about the future for our little boy,” the couple wrote on Facebook. “He has been brave throughout and we continue to be inspired by his courage. We thank God for the strength he has given all of us. Our gratitude to his doctors and caretakers cannot be put into words.”
They added: “We’d like to thank the thousands of people that have sent their prayers and good wishes to us. As we continue this journey we are greatly comforted by your support and love.”
Meanwhile, Michael, 41, is set to make his first public appearance since his son’s cancer diagnosis; he will receive the National Arts Center Award in Ottawa, Canada on June 28, from the Governor General of Canada, before appearing in a live telecast from the Arts Centre the next day, according to the MailOnline.
The Center’s president said in a statement: “We are delighted that Michael Bublé and his family are doing so well, and that they will all be joining us … all of Canada wishes the Bublé family the very best.
“Michael Bublé is an exceptional singer and songwriter whose voice and stage presence have captured the hearts of audiences across Canada and around the world … We believe the award will be like a homecoming for him in 2017.”