Michael Bublé Recalls Near-Death Experience: ‘Close To Being A Little Polar Bear Lunch’

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Five-time Grammy Award winner Michael Bublé said he had a close encounter with some polar bears which he described as a potential near-death experience.

The 48-year-old singer recalled the incident during an appearance on “The Kelly Clarkson Show” on Tuesday. Bublé said he got close to the polar bears in Canada after attending a party with actor Berry Pepper.

“I think, in the moment, we’re like, ‘You know what we should do? We should, like, race down the beach.’ And so me and [Pepper] and another guy came running down this beach, and a guy that lived there just started swearing,” Bublé told Clarkson during the appearance.

“[He was] literally swearing at us and just screaming — I mean screaming bloody murder,” the singer continued. He went on to explain that the angry man was just trying to warn them about the bears they were about to encounter.

“We didn’t realize, we were running to our certain death,” Bublé explained. “Because there were polar bears all down the beach. And yes, they’re the most aggressive — but God, they’re so cuddly.”

“They’re beautiful. Yeah, and [in] those Coca-Cola commercials, they’re like, ‘Snuggle,’” Clarkson agreed.

“Yeah, but they will eat you,” Bublé replied.

The “Feeling Good” artist marveled at how lucky he was to have avoided tragedy that day.

“Sometimes I wonder about that, how close I was to being like a little polar bear lunch,” he said while laughing.


Clarkson agreed, saying, “Who would’ve thought there were just polar bears — nobody ever hears that. ‘Oh, there’s polar bears hanging on the beach.’ It just doesn’t happen.”

Recently, Bublé reflected on his young son’s cancer diagnosis and how it affected his entire outlook on life. 

“My son’s cancer diagnosis rocked my world,” the singer said during a podcast appearance in December. “It pulled the curtain from over my eyes.”

“And that was a sledgehammer to my reality,” he continued. “And I will never be carefree and that’s okay. It is a privilege for me to exist and that pain, the fear, the suffering that comes with those sort of things is I guess it’s part of that beautiful, this life.”

Bublé said prior to his son’s diagnosis, he didn’t have his “priorities straight” and was chasing fame, but that all changed very quickly.

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