Grammy Award-winning Canadian singer Michael Buble has announced his retirement from music after admitting he no longer has the desire for fame following his son’s battle with cancer.
Buble, who has won four Grammys and sold 75 million records, announced his retirement via an emotional ‘final’ interview, reports Telegraph.
He put his career on hold after his five-year-old son Noah was diagnosed with liver cancer two years ago.
Noah, one of Buble’s three children with wife of seven years, Argentinian model and actress Luisana Lopilato, is now in remission.
During an emotional “last interview”, Buble opened up about the impact Noah’s illness had on the couple.
“My whole being’s 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,” he told the Daily Mail’s Weekend Magazine.
The 43-year-old explained how the diagnosis made him realise he had become fixated on his own success and can no longer stomach “the celebrity narcissism”.
However, Buble began making music again about a year ago and his new album Love is due to come out on November 16.
He has also been working with James Corden on a Carpool Karaoke special edition for the Stand Up To Cancer fundraising campaign.
He hinted his latest record may be his last.
“I’m retiring from the business,” he said. “I’ve made the perfect record and now I can leave at the very top.”