On Friday, singer Michael Bublé revealed that his son, Noah, had been diagnosed with cancer. Noah, who just turned 3, is being treated in the United States, and both Bublé and his wife, Luisana Lopilato, are putting their careers on hold to take care of him.
Actress Shannen Doherty, who knows what it's like to battle cancer while remaining in the public eye, was asked about Bublé's family on the red carpet at the American Cancer Society's Giants of Science gala. "I can't even begin to touch that one, to be honest, because it's a 3-year-old. I would imagine your child having cancer is devastating as a parent," she told Entertainment Tonight. She also gave Bublé and his family advice on dealing with treatments and keeping an upbeat attitude:
"Just trust in your doctors. Make sure you have amazing doctors, a great team, and know that organizations like the American Cancer Society [and] Stand Up to Cancer, they are doing so much good for cancer. And [there is] so much research that we have much better chances now. […] Stay positive. That positivity, that outlook on life that you can get through something, it actually does get you through."
Doherty accepted an award for courage at the event, and gave a speech about how having cancer has changed her for the better. "For the last year and a half, cancer has been my teacher. It's taught me what love, strength, friendship and support truly looks like," she said. "And the end result is that I am nothing but vulnerability and, to me, vulnerability is courage."