Michael Buble and his family will make their first award show appearance since it was revealed in November his son Noah was diagnosed with cancer.
The Canadian crooner, as well as wife Luisana Lopilato and children Noah, 3, and Elias, 1, will be attending the Governor General’s Performing Arts Awards this June in Ottawa where he will be honoured along with fellow Canadians Michael J. Fox and Martin Short.
Buble recently dropped out of hosting this year’s Juno Awards, as well as the Brit Awards, to take care of Noah.
Lopilato held a press conference in April in Argentina where she gave an update on Noah’s health. She said he is doing better and thanked their fans for their prayers.
“Thank God my son is well. When things like those that happened to us occur, your take on life changes. Now I value life much more, the now and the today,” Lopilato said back in April.
In a statement, the president of the National Arts Centre, Peter Herrndorf, said: “We are delighted that Michael Buble and his family are doing so well, and that they will all be joining us … all of Canada wishes the Buble family the very best.”
Added Herrndorf: “Michael Buble is an exceptional singer and songwriter whose voice and stage presence have captured the hearts of audiences across Canada and around the world…We believe the award will be like a homecoming for him in 2017.”