Michael Bublé has stepped away from the spotlight in light of his son's recent cancer diagnosis, but the crooner's Christmas show is one that must go on. The 41-year-old filmed his sixth annual concert special, Michael Bublé Sings and Swings, last month — shortly before he received the heartbreaking news about little Noah.
Promised to be a "showstopping night with the Grammy-winning icon", the show will air on 20 December at 8pm on NBC. According to People magazine, the hour-long event — which was taped in Manchester — will feature a selection of Michael's pop classics as well as tracks from his latest album, Nobody but Me.
It's been almost a month since Michael and his wife Luisiana Lopilato made the announcement that their three-year-old son was suffering from cancer. "We are devastated about the recent cancer diagnosis of our oldest son Noah who is currently undergoing treatment in the US," they wroteon the singer's Facebook page. "We have always been very vocal about the importance of family and the love we have for our children.
"Luisana and I have put our careers on hold in order to devote all our time and attention to helping Noah get well. 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."
The couple — who married in 2011 after three years of dating — welcomed little Noah in August 2013. Their second son Elias was born in January of this year.
It has since been confirmed that the Canadian singer has pulled out of the BBC Music Awards on 12 December — one of the first commitments in his diary for the upcoming weeks. Michael is also due to host the Brit Awards in London on 22 February and the Canadian equivalent, the Juno Awards, in Ottawa on 2 April. So far, no official announcement has been made about these appearances.