One of Michael Buble’s close friends says the singer will quit the music industry until his son recovers from liver cancer.
In an interview with Entertainment Tonight Canada’s Roz Weston, the singer’s mentor David Foster says the family are holding up well and they are hoping three-year-old Noah will beat the illness.
But until then, the Burnaby singer’s career is on hold.
“Everything shuts down around you. You go inside your little bubble, and nothing else matters. And he will not sing again until his child is well. He’s in good shape, he’s got good doctors around him and we will hope and pray for a great outcome which I believe they will have,” he said.
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Foster says Buble has pulled back from all aspects of public life to focus on his family, but says he believes the singer knows how much people care.
“Everything shuts down around you and I don’t think he’s looking at social media. I’m sure he feels the love from the millions of people,” he said.
Michael’s wife Luisana has also taken a career break following their son’s shock diagnosis.
Buble’s sister told an Argentinian magazine earlier this week that the cancer had been detected Nov. 1, after a liver biopsy.
Noah is undergoing chemotherapy in the U.S., where he is expected to stay until next year.