Exclusive: Michael Bublé sends an emotional 'thank you' to his fans after difficult time

28 September 2018, 08:00 | Updated: 28 September 2018, 10:23

Tom Eames

By Tom Eames

Michael Bublé has sent a message of gratitude out to his beloved fans, after a tough couple of years for his family.

The Canadian singer visited the Smooth Radio studio to announce his exciting new album Love, and to also thank his passionate fanbase for their messages of support in recent times.

Michael Bublé and his wife Luisana Lopilato's young son Noah had been diagnosed with liver cancer in 2016, but has since made a brilliant recovery.

Watch a clip from Michael's interview with Smooth's Margherita Taylor above.

Speaking directly to his fans, Michael said: "I don't love talking about it, it's too painful, really. The truth is, I haven't been given permission from my little boy to go there.

"So, what I can tell you, is that whatever you think of me, just know that when we were going through the worst parts, you people gave me and my wife faith in humanity. You made us realise in the worst times that people are beautiful and caring and empathetic and kind.

"And the reason I am back here and even able to have a record, and come and entertain you is because of you. You showed me the love.

"When we were there in those times, you have no idea how you saved us. Because we knew you were praying for us, we got the messages and we could feel the outpouring of support, and I just want to say thank you."

Michael also explained the meaning behind his new album ❤️ (pronounced Love):

"The title is Love, because what else is there?" he said.

"The truth is, I couldn't wait to take all the experiences that I've been through, the joy, the pain, the fear, the love, the hope, and to have therapy, and put it all into a record.

"The world can be a very cynical place sometimes. If there was ever a time for me to put out something that was beautiful and loving and kind, and some baby-making music, then this is it.

"I enjoyed making every single second of it, everything you hear on the record is so natural, because it's my love, my passion, it's who I am, and what moves me and guides me. It wasn't hard work. There wasn't one moment where I didn't have complete joy."

Michael releases his new album Love on November 16, containing the lead single 'When I Fall in Love'.