Despite reports to the contrary, ET Canada previously confirmed that Michael Buble was not quitting show business, and the singer has now insisted “I’m not going anywhere” in a new interview.
Buble’s fans were stunned by a shocking headline in the Daily Mail, which read: “Michael Buble QUITS music following heartache over son Noah’s ‘life-changing’ cancer battle as he reveals he is done with fame in final interview.”
At the end of the lengthy interview, in which the 43-year-old singer discussed how his son’s battle with cancer completely changed his perspective on life, came a surprising quote: “This is my last interview. I’m retiring from the business. I’ve made the perfect record and now I can leave at the very top.”
Buble’s supposed announcement came at a particularly odd time, just as he is returning to the music scene with a new album after emerging from a lengthy hiatus while he and wife Luisana Lopilato placed their focus on Noah’s health (the five-year-old is now healthy and cancer free).
In the Mail‘s interview, Buble admitted that Noah’s cancer diagnosis “made me realize 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.
“And I decided I’d 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,” added Buble.
He also reflected on his success, admitting, “I don’t have the stomach for it any more. The celebrity narcissism. I started to crumble. But then I started to wonder why I wanted to do this in the first place.”
Buble has since denied he’s quitting the industry, telling fans during an appearance on SiriusXM’s Fantasy Sports Radio channel: “Just consider the source. I’m not going anywhere.”
The singer’s comments come after his team told ET Canada that reports suggesting Buble was retiring were not true.
In a post shared by the Facebook fan account The Buble Insider, Buble’s management team wrote: “The rumours and reports that Michael is quitting is completely false. We ask everyone to not share any of these tabloid stories and delete any posts already shared to the Buble Insider and personal pages. Thank you members! —MB Management.”
Buble’s upcoming album ❤️ (pronounced “love”) will be released on Nov. 16.