Michael Bublé will host next year’s Juno Awards in his hometown of Vancouver. The singer was lined up to emcee the 2017 bash back in April, but had to bow out after his son, Noah, was diagnosed with cancer. This is the third appearance the father of two has announced for 2018, following news of shows in London and Dublin.
Of the opportunity, Michael said in a statement: “I’m so grateful for the opportunity to host such an iconic night in Canadian music. To be able to host the Juno Awards in my hometown is both an honor and a privilege.” The 42-year-old is no stranger to the event, having hosted it in 2013 and picked up 12 trophies throughout his career.
Last year, Michael and his wife Luisana Lopilato announced they were taking time off from their jobs to care for their four-year-old son. The Argentinean actress later revealed that doctors struggled to diagnose Noah and it wasn’t until they met with specialists in Los Angeles, they learned the seriousness of his illness. The couple then spent the next seven months by their eldest son's bedside. Michael cancelled his tour, while Luisana, who was also caring for their one-year-old son Elias, stopped filming her movie in Argentina.
In April, Luisana shared the happy news of Noah’s recovery. "Thank God, my son is well," said the 30-year-old during a press conference, 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.
After months of treatment, the couple announced earlier this year that Noah is doing well and on the road to recovery.