Michael Buble's son Noah is recovering well after treatment for liver cancer, according to his aunt Daniela Lopilato. Noah, three, was diagnosed with cancer in November 2016, and since then his parents Michael and Luisana Lopilato have dedicated their time to caring for their eldest child. Now Luisana’s sister Daniela has confirmed that the prognosis looks good for the little boy, confirming on Twitter that Noah is "doing well".
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Daniela spoke publicly on the subject after Argentinian journalist Tomas Dente told TV show Nosotros a la Manana this week that nutritionist Daniela had told him: "The cancer is gone". Tomas read out a message he said Daniela had sent him after he contacted her for an update on Noah's condition. "I'm going to read word for word what Daniela told me because I don't want to miss out even a comma," he said.
Michael Buble's son Noah is "doing well" following his cancer diagnosis
"She tells me, 'Yes, Noah is recovering and we are very happy that's the case. His parents will speak when they want to do so.'" He added: "There's a sentence which I think is wonderful and has to do with the information a colleague of mine had received, and I insist there's no official confirmation because Noah's parents haven't spoken, but in principle the youngster is on the mend. The sentence is, 'The cancer is gone.'"
On Thursday night, however, Daniela seemed to distance herself from the reports. Taking to Twitter, she said: "Don't use my name in the media with information and things that I haven't said. Noah is doing well, and his parents will speak when they want to."
Michael pictured with his wife, Luisana Lopilato
Michael, 41, and his wife confirmed their son's cancer diagnosis on their respective Facebook pages in November. The singer's statement read: "We are devastated about the recent cancer diagnosis of our oldest son Noah who is currently undergoing treatment in the US. We have always been very vocal about the importance of family and the love we have for our children. Luisana and I have put our careers on hold in order to devote all our time and attention to helping Noah get well.
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He continued: "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." Michael subsequently pulled out of the BBC Music Awards in December in light of his son's illness, and it has been confirmed he will no longer host the BRIT Awards on 22 February.