Michael Buble has pulled out of hosting next month’s Brit Awards to look after his son who is suffering from liver cancer.
According to The Sun, the 41-year-old has told bosses he will miss the biggest gig of his career to focus on saving his son’s life.
“Michael was waiting until the nominations before making a call on whether or not to host,” an insider told New Idea.
“Noah’s doing okay and the prognosis is still very good, but I don’t think anyone could have prepared Michael and Luisana for how the chemo would take it out of him. Noah’s so weak and frightened, he’s in a lot of pain, and he’s lost a lot of weight – neither of them is prepared to leave his side for one moment.”
“It’s completely changed both Michael and Luisana,” the insider continued.
“They can’t reconcile their world right now with the trivialities of showbusiness. He knows he’d be a total dud of a host right now. His heart’s just not in it. His job right now is Noah and his wife and Elias. Noah’s such a brave little boy, as is his little brother. It was a no-brainer to bail on hosting a huge awards show like that. Michael’s got enough on his plate.”
The singer confirmed the news he was presenting the awards in October saying “Soooo…… umm… yeah. I’m fricking hosting the @brits!! I’ve got some big shoes to fill. Four of ‘em,” he captioned the pic.
However, in November, Michael and his wife Luisana Lopilato, 29, revealed they were putting their careers on hold after Noah’s diagnosis.