French chef Jean-Christophe Novelli’s newborn baby has been diagnosed with cancer.
The eight-week-old is suffering from Neuroblastoma and undergoing treatment in hospital, according to Hello! Magazine.
Jean-Christophe and his fiancee, Michelle Kennedy, welcomed their little boy in September, naming him Valentino Louis.
The couple also have an eight-year-old son named Jean.
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A spokesperson for the star said: “Jean-Christophe’s priority at this time is supporting his family as they deal with this devastating news, it is still very early days but they remain positive and believe the NHS experts are doing everything possible.
“Jean has had to postpone all his immediate work over the next two weeks to be with his baby and support his family but is grateful for the understanding and support during this very difficult time.”
Neuroblastoma is the second most common childhood tumour and affects around 100 children in the UK each year – most of them under five years old.
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It is a cancer of specialised nerve cells, neural crest cells, which are involved in the development of the nervous system and other tissues.
Earlier today, it was revealed that singer Michael Buble’s three-year old son Noah is battling cancer.
The Canadian musician wrote on his Facebook page that he and wife Luisana Lopilato are “devastated” over the diagnosis.
The singer said they have a “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 has previously posted pictures of Noah and his younger son Elias on Instagram.
Last year Noah suffered serious burns in an accident at home.