After stepping out of the public eye to support his family through health challenges, Burnaby-born singer Michael Bublé not only made an encouraging return to the Juno Awards stage but he also delivered some heartening news.
When Bublé hosted the 2018 Juno Awards held at Rogers Arena in Vancouver on March 25, he announced that he and Argentine actor and model Luisana Lopilato are expecting their third child.
On stage, he confirmed the good news about his wife's baby bump.
"Oops, you did it again—my wife and I are pregnant with our number three... no, it's not [Blue Rodeo singer] Jim Cuddy's baby," Bublé joked.
"I love you so much, mi amor," he said to Lopilato.
Bublé previously hosted the Junos in 2013 when his wife was pregnant with their first child, Noah.
In 2017, Bublé was scheduled to be the host of the Junos once again, but he stepped down after then-three-year-old Noah was diagnosed with cancer in November 2016.
Vancouver rocker Bryan Adams and comedian Russell Peters stepped in to take over hosting duties for the 2017 awards. During the 2018 awards, Bublé thanked Adams and Peters for doing so.
Both Bublé and Lopilato put their careers on hold as they devoted themselves to supporting Noah through his treatment and recovery.
After Noah underwent four months of chemotherapy, Lopilato confirmed in a 2017 press conference held in Buenos Aires that Noah was cancer-free and doing well.
Bublé also won his 13th Juno Award for best contemporary album of the year for Nobody But Me.