More than a year after Michael Bublé and his wife, Luisana Lopilato, shared a positive health update on their eldest son Noah Bublé‘s cancer diagnosis, the singer has revealed that the two “wished we didn’t wake up” some days during their son’s scary battle.  

“It sucks. It still sucks. What we went through was the worst possible thing that you could hear as a parent, and as maybe a human being,” the singer told Australia’s Today Show on Wednesday, Oct. 3. “I much rather would have it have been me. Many times I wish that it had been.”

However, he learned a lot from the unfortunate experience. “I’ve been through a lot,” he added. “One of the things about going through something that my family has been through is that it gives you great perspective and one of those points of perspective is that it really allows you to appreciate the good things.”

In a previous interview, Michael also revealed his little boy’s health crisis actually bought him closer to his spouse. “My wife and I, we got happy, we fell in love again,” he recently told Stellar Magazine. “Food never tasted so good, music never sounded so good, my relationship with my family… all of it.” Michael added that although Noah’s cancer battle was very scary, it allowed him and his wife to see “the very worst and also the best of each other.” 

In February 2017, Michael and Luisana — who recently welcomed baby No. 3! — updated fans on how Noah was doing via Facebook. “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. He has been brave throughout and we continue to be inspired by his courage,” the statement read at the time. “We thank God for the strength he has given all of us. Our gratitude to his doctors and caretakers cannot be put into words.”

The couple 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.”

The reassuring news was posted just three months after Michael sadly announced Noah’s unfortunate illness on Facebook. “We are devastated about the recent cancer diagnosis of our oldest son Noah who is currently undergoing treatment in the US,” the singer previously said.

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“We have always been very vocal about the importance of family and the love we have for our children,” the 43-year-old star continued at the time. “Luisana and I have put our careers on hold in order to devote all our time and attention to helping Noah get well.”

“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,” he added. We’re so glad that Noah and his family are doing well today!