Michael Bublé has nothing but love for his family and he continues to prove that during his first ever public appearance in eight months at the 2017 Governor General’s Performing Arts Awards in Ottawa, where he received a recognition from Canada's David Johnson. The 41-year-old singer opened his acceptance speech with an inspirational quotation from Maya Angelou before he expressed his love for his family whom he said has made him the person that he is right now.

A ray of light during difficult time

The "Everything" crooner, who is taking a breather from his career after his son was diagnosed with cancer, said is honored to be chosen as one of Canada's musical representatives, and admired that this opportunity came when he and his family are going through a difficult time.

"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," Bublé said.

The singer-songwriter continued and thanked his fellow Canadians for their love and support and for giving him pride every time he performs on stage.

Bublé cancels promotional activities

The Canadian artist and his wife, Luisana Lopilato, delivered the unfortunate news about their three-year-old son, Noah, on Facebook in November 2016. In a lengthy statement, the couple confirmed that their eldest child was diagnosed with liver cancer after an exhaustive examination in the United States.

The two also emphasized the importance of their children which has made them decide to postpone all their activities to dedicate all their time in helping Noah recover from his battle against cancer.

Bublé and Lopilato asked their fans to pray for their son's healing and wished for privacy as the whole family is facing this difficult challenge.

Five months later, the Argentine actress and model said Noah has been "doing well" after receiving the necessary treatment for his cancer.

She even lauded her eldest son for his bravery and courage, which has inspired her and the singer to remain steadfast for the entire family. The mother-of-two did not forget to thank Noah's doctors and caretakers for looking after their son.

"We'd also like to thank the thousands of people that have sent their prayers and good wishes to us. As we continue this journey, we are greatly comforted by your support and love," Lopilato said at a press conference as cited by CBC.