Bu­ble plans re­turn to stage in 2018

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Burn­aby singer Michael Bu­ble is re­turn­ing to the stage next sum­mer.

Bu­ble says he’s booked gigs in Dublin and London in July 2018.

The an­nounce­ment comes one year af­ter Bu­ble re­vealed his son was di­ag­nosed with can­cer.

He and his wife Luisana Lopi­lato said that they were putting their ca­reers on hold while Noah — now four years old — had treat­ment for an un­spec­i­fied form of can­cer.

The 42-year-old Bu­ble went on to can­cel host­ing du­ties for the 2017 Juno Awards.

Bu­ble and his fam­ily vis­ited Ot­tawa in June for the Gov­er­nor Gen­eral’s Per­form­ing Arts Awards, where the singer re­ceived a medal.

He didn’t specif­i­cally ref­er­ence his son’s ill­ness, but said he felt sup­ported dur­ing what has been a tough time for his fam­ily.

“I thank you for the love and sup­port that you’ve given me 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 Bu­ble and I am Cana­dian,” Bu­ble said dur­ing a short speech.

— WENN.COM FILES

MICHAEL BU­BLE

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