Cancellations: Michael Bublé, SLSO’s ‘Music Of Pink Floyd’

Michael Bublé cancels his appearance at the BBC Music Awards following his son’s cancer diagnosis … St. Louis Symphony Orchestra nixes its performance of the “Music of Pink Floyd.”

Michael Bublé revealed last Friday that his three-year-old son is battling cancer and that he and his wife, actress Luisana Lopilato, were putting their careers on hold “to devote all our time and attention to helping Noah get well.”

Noah has reportedly been diagnosed with liver cancer and is undergoing chemotherapy, according to Italian gossip magazine Gente (via New York Daily News).

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Madison Square Garden Arena, New York City

BBC Music confirmed this week that Bublé’s announcement about his career plans means he is nixing his performance at the BBC Music Awards. The show is scheduled on Dec. 12 at London’s Excel Arena.

“We send Michael and his family our very best wishes,” BBC Music director Bob Shennan said.

The BBC Music Awards also announced that Robbie Williams and Craig David have joined the lineup, which features Emeli Sande and Zara Larsson.

Orchestra fans in St. Louis will no longer be treated to symphony versions of “Wish You Were Here,” “Us and Them” and “Comfortably Numb.”

The St. Louis Symphony Orchestra has pulled the “Music of Pink Floyd” concert from its calendar, citing “scheduling conflicts.”

The show was supposed to take place June 3 at St. Louis’ Powell Symphony Hall.

An announcement from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch notes that ticketholders who paid via credit card will receive an automatic refund. Patrons who paid by check or cash will receive a refund from the box office “in the next few business days.” Contact the box office for more information.