Three months after his son was diagnosed with liver cancer, Michael Bublé has announced he is pulling out of his hosting gig for the BRIT Awards.
Bublé's three-year-old son, Noah, was diagnosed with liver cancer in November of 2016, and his father has taken a break from all things show-biz to be by his side. Noah's treatment supposedly includes four months of chemotherapy, and Michael's friend David Foster says "[Michael] will not sing again until his child is well, I'm certain of it."
It was announced in October of 2016 that Bublé would be hosting the BRIT awards, and he seemed to be over the moon. He posted a picture on Instagram saying, "Soooo ...... ummm .... yeah . I'm frickin' hosting the @brits !! I've got some big shoes to fill. Four of 'em. @antanddecofficial #humbled #honoured #chuffed"
Bublé and his team were hopeful Noah would be well enough that Michael could keep his commitment to the awards show, but he has officially pulled out for good.
It's unfortunate the crooner won't be keeping the gig, as his signature swank would surely make the night unforgettable. But it's completely understandable why he's chosen to take a step back.
We are sending our prayers to Noah, Michael, and the whole family.