With his young son continuing to fight his battle against cancer, Michael Buble has pulled out of hosting Canada’s Juno Awards, as had been widely predicted.

The 41 year old singer and his Argentinian model wife, Luisana Lopilato, both put their careers on hold late last year when it emerged that their three year old son Noah had been diagnosed with cancer.

This year’s Juno Awards are due to take place on April 2nd but, just like the BRIT Awards that Buble had been due to host in February, he has been forced to pull out in order to be there for his eldest son.

Mike Cosentino, the senior vice president of Bell Media, which is responsible for Canada’s annual music awards, told The Hollywood Reporter: “Our thoughts continue to be with Michael — we respect his ongoing commitment to his family and look forward to working with him again in the future.”

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Last November, the couple, who also have another son, 14-month-old Elias, announced that they would be cancelling all work obligations in the immediate future.

“We have always been very vocal about the importance of family and the love we have for our children,” they announced in a joint statement at the time. “At this difficult time, we ask only for your prayers and respect for our privacy. We have a long journey in front of us and hope that with the support of family, friends and fans around the world, we will win this battle, God willing.”

Meanwhile, Noah’s uncle, actor Dario Lopilato (Luisana’s brother) told Lanacion in a rare insight this week that his nephew was “doing very well” in his recovery.

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