Michael Bublé cancels music awards performance


Canadian crooner Michael Bublé has officially cancelled a planned performance at the BBC Music Awards following the devastating diagnosis of his son with cancer.
Just days after announcing that his eldest son Noah, three, is battling cancer, Mr Bublé has pulled out of taking to the stage at the December 12 awards.
The ceremony at London’s ExCel auditorium, is still set to feature appearances by Lukas Graham, Emeli Sandé and the Kaiser Chiefs.
DJ Steve Wright made the announcement to fans on his BBC Radio 2 show.
Meanwhile, BBC Music director Bob Shennan said everyone at the BBC was sending Mr Bublé and his family their best wishes.
Shortly after making appearances on special BBC television and radio shows, Mr Bublé and his actress wife Luisana Lopilato revealed they would not be working for the foreseeable future as their son had been diagnosed with cancer.
Announcing the heartbreaking news on Facebook, the couple said: “Luisana and I have put our careers on hold in order to devote all our time and attention to helping Noah get well,” he wrote. “At this difficult time, we ask only for your prayers and respect for our privacy. 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.”
Since making their son’s battle with the disease public, the Bublé family has been inundated with messages of love and support from around the globe.
Beverley Hills 90210 actress Shannen Doherty, who has come through her own cancer battle, said:“Just trust in your doctors. Make sure you have amazing doctors, a great team and know that organizations like the American Cancer Society, Stand Up to Cancer 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.”
X Factor judge Sharon Osborne, another cancer survivor also said she was “sending positive thoughts and prayers” to little Noah and his family, while singer Ronan Keating said his thoughts and prayers also with the family.
Mr Bublé has not revealed what kind of cancer Noah has been diagnosed with, although his sister-in-law has said that it is not leukaemia as was speculated.