After months by his son Noah’s side as he battled cancer, Michael Bublé stepped back into the spotlight for an uplifting moment.
The Grammy-winning father of two emerged in his native Canada on Wednesday to accept the National Arts Centre Award in Ottawa from the Governor General of Canada. Sporting a tailored black suit, the famous crooner was visibly moved as he was hailed as one of the “preeminent music artists of his generation” during the prestigious ceremony.
Soon, he took the podium to share personal remarks, beginning with a quote from Maya Angelou that concluded with, “People will never forget how you made them feel.”
“My entire life has been inspired by how my family has made me feel—my wife, my children, my parents, my sisters,” he said with emotion gripping his voice. “There are no words to describe how I feel about you. Sometimes ‘I love you’ just isn’t enough.”
“I stand here truly humbled that I have been allowed to be one of your musical representatives and that you would choose to bestow this honor upon me during what has been an emotional and difficult time for my family,” he continued, referencing his son’s diagnosis. “I thank you for the love and support that you’ve given and for the pride I’m filled with every single time I’m able to stand on a stage and say, ‘My name is Michael Steven Bublé and I’m Canadian.”
It has been more than seven months since the crooner halted all public engagements while simultaneously revealing his 3-year-old son had been diagnosed with cancer.
If his son’s recovery and this newest honor are any indication, just like his famous song, the “best is yet to come” for Bublé and his family. Congratulations!