Shannen Doherty Offers Advice to Michael Bublé and Family Following Announcement of Son’s Cancer Diagnosis
Entertainment Tonight spoke exclusively with Doherty at the American Cancer Society’s Inaugural Giants of Science Gala at the Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills, California, on Saturday (Nov. 5, 2016), where she reacted to the devastating news.
“I can’t even begin to touch that one, to be honest, because it’s a 3-year-old,” said Doherty. “I would imagine your child having cancer is devastating as a parent.”
Doherty, who was diagnosed with breast cancer last February and is “nearly finished” with her chemotherapy treatment as of September, offered advice to Bublé and his family. “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,” she said.
“Stay positive. That positivity, that outlook on life that you can get through something, it actually does get you through.”
Of her own battle with breast cancer, Doherty told Press Association, “Cancer has changed my life for the better. It’s made me a better human being. It stripped away all of the walls and barriers.”
“It exposes any lie in your life whatsoever,” she continued. “It exposes who’s not really there for you and who really is there for you. It’s this brilliant thing where you just look around and think, ‘Oh my God, this person is amazing, they’re showing up for me in a way I never expected.’”
Bublé revealed that he and his wife Luisana Lopilato would be taking time off from their career engagements to care for their son, who has been diagnosed with cancer. “At this difficult time, we ask only for your prayers and respect for our privacy,” Bublé’s statement on Facebook read. “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.”
The singer’s sister, Brandee Bublé, shared this bible verse on Instagram following the family’s announcement on Friday.
Bublé’s sister-in-law Daniela Lopilato spoke about Noah’s diagnosis with an Argentinian TV station on Friday as well. “To tell you the truth, I’m devastated. This is very recent,” Daniela reportedly texted to Argentinian journalist Tomas Dente [Us Weekly]. “The only thing I ask is that you don’t speculate because not everyone has children and can understand what this means.”