Michael Bublé is set to make his first public appearance since stepping away from the spotlight to care for his son Noah. The singer, along with his family, will attend the 25th Anniversary of the Governor General’s Performing Arts Awards in Ottawa in June, where Michael will receive an award from the National Arts Centre (NAC).
In November, Michael and his wife Luisana Lopilato cancelled all professional obligations to concentrate on three-year-old Noah’s cancer treatment. The Vancouver native’s appearance at NAC’s ceremony suggests that his young son is well on the road to recovery.
The official announcement also comes three weeks after Luisana shared happy news on Noah’s condition during a press conference in her native Argentina. “Thank God, my son is well," said the actress, adding, "When things like those that happened to us occur, your take on life changes. It happened to us. Now I value life much more, the now and the today.”
Michael’s fans, who have supported him throughout this difficult time, are sure to be delighted to see the singer return to the spotlight. This year’s NAC celebration runs June 28-29 in the nation’s capital and will include a gala performance and a glitzy awards ceremony, at which the “It’s a Beautiful Day” singer will be recognized by the Right Honourable David Johnston.
Peter Herrndorf, head of the National Arts Centre, released a statement on Tuesday (May 2) in which he expressed his excitement over welcoming the Bublé family to Ottawa next month. "We are delighted that Michael Buble and his family are doing so well, and that they will all be joining us at the National Arts Center when we will honour his extraordinary career," said Peter, adding, “All of Canada wishes the Bublé family the very best, and we’re thrilled they will be here to enjoy the 25th anniversary of the awards.”
The GRAMMY Award-winning artist isn’t the only Canadian who will be honoured at the ceremony. Michael J. Fox and Martin Short will also be given special tributes.