Singer Michael Bublé has announced that he is to retire after one final album.
His announcement follows his son's diagnosis with liver cancer that has left him believing that he no longer 'has the stomach' to maintain a public life. He has also announced that he will no longer be using social media.
In an emotional interview with the Daily Mail, Bublé said that he will no longer give interviews, release music - outside of this final album - and will concentrate on his family.
Speaking about the tragedy of his son's diagnosis, he said: "My whole being has changed. My perception of life. I don't know if I can get through this conversation without crying. And I've never lost control of my emotions in public.
"I don't have the stomach for it any more. The celebrity narcissism. This is my last interview. I'm retiring. I've made the perfect record and now I can leave at the very top."
Luckily for the whole family, his son Noah's cancer is now in remission, but Bublé nonetheless feels as if he is done with the anxiety and pressure of being famous.
Michael has been in the studio to record Love, which will be released on November 16. After that, there will be no more.
He continued: "It wasn't as straightforward as, 'My son's recovered, I should make an album'. I'd told my manager I wanted to take a ten-year sabbatical, so I could hang out and be bad.
"I missed the guys in my band, so I said to them, 'Come over to the house, let's drink, order pizza, play video games and jam'. They came over, we partied, and we said, 'Let's play some music.' I thought, 'Wow! This is fun.'"
In another interview with The Today Show, he paid tribute to his fans and supporters who have dragged him through the darkest times in recent years.
He spoke of experiencing 'the worst possible thing that you could hear as a parent and maybe as a human being'.
"More times than people could understand, some days we wished we didn't wake up.
"When we did, we felt the love of those people, we felt we knew they were praying for us."
On top of the upcoming album, Michael has also been recording a special 'Stand Up To Cancer' edition of Carpool Karaoke with James Corden.
His new album will be out in mid-November.
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