- A representative for Michael Bublé told INSIDER the singer isn’t quitting his music career after all.
- The comments contradict Bublé’s own statements to The Daily Mail, where he said he was giving his “last interview” and was “retiring from the business” after his latest record.
A representative for Michael Bublé said his comments about quitting music following his son’s cancer struggle shouldn’t be taken at face value.
“Michael Bublé has absolutely no plans to retire,” Liz Rosenberg, his publicist, told INSIDER. “I wasn’t sitting in on the interview but this must have been taken out of context.”
An anonymous representative told Us Weekly earlier Sunday that he “is absolutely not retiring.”
Rosenberg told INSIDER that when Bublé said he was retiring, he may have been discussing the thoughts that went through his head during the difficult period following his son Noah’s liver cancer diagnosis.
“Perhaps as he discussed the different emotions he’s been through these last few years, that thought might have gone through his mind,” she said. “I assure you with a new album coming out, TV appearances, and a possible tour, he is not retiring.”
In an interview with the Daily Mail published Saturday, Bublé talked about how his son’s cancer diagnosis made him question his priorities, as well as the celebrity lifestyle.
“This is my last interview,” he said in the interview. “I’m retiring from the business. I’ve made the perfect record and now I can leave at the very top.”
Bublé said he was reconsidering his priorities after the diagnosis. He said he found social media and “celebrity narcissism” hollow.
“The diagnosis made me realise how stupid I’d been to worry about these unimportant things. I was embarrassed by my ego, that it had allowed this insecurity,” he said.
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