Michael Bublé gets emotional at first concert since son’s cancer diagnosis
Michael Bublé was moved to tears when he made a spectacular return to the stage in London last night after his son beat cancer.
The “Home” singer impressed crowds with a comeback performance at Barclaycard presents British Summer Time in Hyde Park – two years after his four-year-old son Noah was diagnosed with liver cancer.
An emotional Michael, 42, opened up to the crowd as he admitted being afraid to sing again ahead of long-awaited return to the stage.
But first he joked with fans who had just suffered a torrential downpour in Hyde Park, saying: “This is exactly how it was in my mind. I s–t you not.”
Before adding: It’s been two years since I’ve been on stage, and like any human of course I worry that whatever I had at one point might have gone.
“But after two songs, I’m even better than before.”
Michael later paid tribute to his supporters for sticking by him.
He said: “There are no words for how much love, affection, gratitude, that I have in my heart on behalf of myself, my family, for your love, for your prayers, for your support.
“I want to thank you not only for tonight, but for every night, for everything you’ve done for me. Each one of you has made such a difference in my life.”
He even name-dropped British reality show “Love Island,” telling the crowd: “This isn’t a concert, this is Love Island…. and just like Love Island, incredibly sophisticated people are going to come together to connect, to meet…. and maybe do it in a swimming pool.”
Michael sang hits some of his greatest hits including “Feeling Good,” “Just Haven’t Met You Yet” and “Home” in front of his adoring fans – and even teased some music from his upcoming album.
The singer had earlier been supported by former British realty TV star Megan McKenna and the legendary Van Morrison who he said had been a huge part of his “romance with music”.
Bublé and his actress wife Luisana Lopilato have cancelled all work commitments since 2016 when their son Noah was diagnosed with liver cancer.
But last night the little boy shared a sweet moment with his dad from the crowd when Michael revealed he forces him to watch The Greatest Showman “over and over again” at home.
Teasing the audience by starting to sing “this is the greatest…”, Michael handed the mic over to his son who beamed as he ended the lyric in front of his proud dad.
Since Noah’s diagnosis, Michael has shunned the limelight and posted only two updates on Facebook about his son’s condition – said to be improving after chemotherapy in the US.
The singer, also dad to one-year-old Elias, previously spoke about the family’s turmoil as he was honoured with a performing arts award in Ottawa.
He appeared emotional as he said: “My entire life has been inspired by how my family has made me feel.
“My wife, my children, my parents my sisters, my manager Bruce Allen, who are all here tonight.
“There are no words to describe how I feel about you.”
He recently confirmed his wife is expecting their third child and she’s having a girl.
The cheeky star beamed as he told an audience: “Oops, you did it again! My wife and I are pregnant with our number three!”
The 30-year-old Argentine model Luisana, who wed 42-year-old Michael in 2011, is due to give birth next month.