Michael Bublé has said in an interview that he will be taking a step back from music. After experiencing the heartache of his son Noah’s battle with cancer, he has struggled with his celebrity status. In 2016, the now 5-year-old was diagnosed with liver cancer.
While Noah beat cancer a year later, his Grammy winning dad told the Daily Mail that he is exhausted by the Hollywood industry after the emotional turmoil of his son’s experience.
Bublé told the Daily Mail “I don’t have the stomach for it anymore. 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.”
Both him and his wife Luisana Lopilato previously put their careers on hold when their firstborn son was diagnosed. While the father of three has made a slow and very careful return to the spotlight this past year, it appears his upcoming album Love will be his last.
Michael revealed he’s embarrassed of the “ego” he once had, and wants to shift his attention elsewhere.
“I decided I’ll never read my name again in print, never read a review, and I never have. I decided I’d never use social media again, and I never have,” Michael said. He continued, “It’s been such a difficult exercise. But my whole being has changed. My perception of life. I don’t know if I can even get through this conversation without crying. And I’ve never lost control of my emotions in public.”
We will continue to listen to the smooth stylings of the Bube every Christmas (and every day before that). Stay tuned for more Aussie Gossip.