Michael Buble Pulls Out of BBC Music Awards Following Son's Cancer Diagnosis

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Michael Bublé walks a red carpet for 'Tour Stop 148' during the 11th Rome Film Festival at Auditorium Parco Della Musica on Oct. 14, 2016 in Rome, Italy.  

Michael Buble has canceled his participation in next month’s BBC Music Awards as the singer and his partner focus their energies on their sick child.

The Canadian artist last Friday morning (Nov. 4) announced his three-year-old Noah had been diagnosed with cancer and that he and wife Luisana Lopilato would be stepping away from their careers as their son undergoes treatment. 

Buble was initially booked to perform at the Dec. 12 BBC gala in London, alongside the likes of Kaiser Chiefs, Emeli Sande, the 1975, Zara Larsson and Lukas Graham

"We send Michael and his family our very best wishes," said BBC Music director Bob Shennan in a statement published by the BBC.

Buble is slated to host the Brit Awards in February and emcee the Juno Awards next April in Ottawa, though a decision has yet to be made on those appearances.