Friday 24 January 2020

Buble makes his Dublin comeback to an adoring crowd

CROONER: Michael Buble in Croke Park in July. Photo: Anamaria Meiu/AMPhotoStar
CROONER: Michael Buble in Croke Park in July. Photo: Anamaria Meiu/AMPhotoStar

Alan O'Keeffe

Canadian singer Michael Buble delighted fans with his concert in Croke Park in Dublin last night.

The popular crooner enjoyed a huge welcome from an adoring crowd at one the most high anticipated gigs of the year.

It was a sort of comeback after a two-year hiatus from the limelight. The singer's four-year-old son Noah was diagnosed with cancer in November 2016 - so he put his career on hold while Noah underwent treatment. Buble's wife, Argentinian actress Luisana Lopilato, has since announced that Noah has recovered well from the illness.

Buble had in the past spoken of how grateful he was for the best wishes of fans during Noah's illness. The fans' support, he said, "kept us alive - it kept us going."

The Grammy award winning star had not appeared on stage in Dublin since his sell-out four-night event at the 02 Arena five years ago, so there was a huge sense of excitement in the crowds as they walked through the nearby streets on their way to the concert at GAA headquarters last night.

The Irish fans enjoyed the fabulous summer's evening warmth as the singer gave an accomplished performance. The enthusiastic crowd cheered him on after every hit song.

And he has plenty to cheer about. The singer has confirmed that he and his wife are expecting their third child - a baby girl. The glamorous couple also have a two-year-old son, Elias.

Sunday Independent

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