Family comes first with Michael Bublé and wife Luisana Lopilato as they both put their careers on hold to take care of their three-year-old son, Noah, who is currently undergoing cancer treatments.
Bublé canceled his performance at the BBC Music Awards this December 12, and is not available for future engagements as of this time.
Lopilato, an Argentinian actress who is starring in the film Numb: At the Edge of the End, also withdrew from the show to focus on Noah.
Noah is now undergoing chemotherapy as part of his four-month intensive cancer treatment sessions in a Los Angeles-based hospital. If all goes well, he would not have to go through a surgery to remove the tumor, as was previously recommended by his doctors.
Bublé spoke in behalf of the couple and gave an update on their son's health on Lopilato's Facebook page:
"We are devastated by the recent cancer diagnosis of our eldest son Noah who is currently in treatment in the United States. We've always talked a lot about the importance of the family and the love we have for our children. Luisana and I are going to spend all our time and attention to help Noah to get better, by suspending our professional activities for now."
The couple also asks for everyone's support in this difficult time in their lives. Bublé adds:
"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."
Radio announcer Steve Wright confirmed of Bublé's withdrawal from the BBC Music Awards. Bublé was delegated as a host for the Brit Awards in London on February 22, 2017, and the Juno Awards in Ottawa on April 2. He also had to cancel both appearances.
Robbie Williams and Craig David were since added to the BBC Music Awards line-up to cover for Bublé's withdrawal.
BBC Music Director Bob Shennon speaks of his full support for Bublé's decision, "We send Michael and his family our very best wishes."
Last November 1, Noah received a positive diagnosis of liver cancer after his parents raised concerns about his health in late 2014. He was flown first to Buenos Aires where he received diagnoses of "throat infection or mononucleosis." A second opinion was sought in the United States where he initially was found with a liver problem, which turns out positive for cancer.
His treatment seems positive with doctors calling Noah a 'warrior' and giving him a 90 percent survival rate.