James Corden was recently joined by singer Michael Bublé in a special edition of Carpool Karaoke, which aired as part of a Stand Up to Cancer telethon in the U.K. over the weekend. The pair crooned along to some of Bublé’s most popular songs, and the singer opened up about his son Noah’s battle with liver cancer.
The segment started off with some funny chats and typical Carpool Karaoke shenanigans. Bublé projected his singing voice to order a coffee from the car, and Corden’s dad showed up in the back seat to play the saxophone. Bublé even gave him his phone number so he can perform at one of his charity events in England.
Bublé became emotional as he spoke about his son Noah’s cancer diagnosis at age 3, sharing that his family moved out to Los Angeles to be with him when he received treatment. “We just had the best doctors,” he said of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.
He and wife Luisana Lopilato also have two younger children together. The singer said he stayed strong for his family during Noah’s battle. “When they got it out, and the chemo was done and they said, ‘We did it, he’s good, he’s OK,’ I fell. I just fell. My wife picks me up now,” he said.
He added that Noah, now 5, loves Spider-Man, but Bublé makes sure to remind him that those superheroes aren’t real. “You’re a superhero,” he tells him. “You’re my hero. My real superhero.” He encouraged those watching to donate to Stand Up to Cancer.