Bublè Christmas: Cancelled
Canadian singer, songwriter, and record producer, Michael Bublè, has progressed through his twenty-year career by winning four Grammy Awards and multiple Juno Awards. Besides his critical acclaim, Bublè has hosted “Michael Bublè’s Christmas in Hollywood” for the past six years, but will not be continuing this year.
In November of 2016, Bublè’s 3-year-old son, Noah, was diagnosed with liver cancer.
They didn’t initially suspect cancer because cancer symptoms in children are very similar to mumps. Noah suffered from painful swelling under the ears, a fever, a dry mouth, headaches, joint pain, loss of appetite, fatigue, nausea, and abdominal pain, which are symptoms similar to childhood leukemia.
Bublè posted on his wife, Luisana’s, Facebook: “We are devastated by the recent cancer diagnosis of our eldest son, Noah, who is currently in treatment in the United States.”
Bublè was expected to tour in 2017 and host the BBC Music Awards, but was forced to cancel in order to focus on his son’s recovery. He stated, “Luisana and I are going to spend all our time and attention to help Noah get better, by suspending our professional activities for now. During this difficult time, we ask that you pray for him and please respect our privacy.” Bublè is still currently due to host the UK Brit Awards in February and the Juno Awards in April.
Luckily, Bublè’s son has been released from the hospital in time for Christmas. He has been receiving treatment for weeks and has just completed his first stage of chemotherapy with enough time to spend the holidays with his family.
As updates with the cancer go, it is believed that Noah will have surgery to remove the tumor next month. According to experts, he has a 90% chance of beating the disease. Hopefully, the procedure will be successful and Bublè will be returning to the stage in the near future.
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