Michael Bublé says he is quitting music following his son’s cancer battle: ‘I don’t have the stomach for it anymore’

Michael Bublé.

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Michael Bublé.
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UPDATE: A representative for Michael’s Bublé told Us Weekly on Sunday that he is “absolutely not retiring” from music. Representatives for Bublé didn’t immediately respond to INSIDER’s request for comment on the matter.

In an interview with Daily Mail’s Weekend magazine on Saturday, Michael Bublé talked retirement and that he “doesn’t have the stomach” for the celebrity lifestyle anymore.

“This is my last interview,” he told the magazine. “I’m retiring from the business. I’ve made the perfect record and now I can leave at the very top.”

The interview comes two years after his son, Noah, was diagnosed with cancer in late 2016. Bublé later said the type of cancer his son has is liver cancer.

Bublé also talked about how his son’s diagnosis made him question his priorities.

“Going through this with Noah, I didn’t question who I was, I just questioned everything else. Why are we here?” the singer said.

Although Bublé used to place importance on things like his level of success and his ticket sales, he says his perspective has changed entirely since 2016.

“The 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.

In an effort to get away from what he called, “celebrity narcissism,” Bublé decided to give up social media and was quoted saying, “I don’t have the stomach for it anymore.”

The 43-year-old also recalled the immense pain he felt as he cared for his son with his wife, Luisana Lopilato.

“You just want to die,” he said. ‘”I don’t even know how I was breathing.”

This wasn’t the first time the singer opened up about how his son’s illness affected his music career. In July, speaking to the Herald Sun per Entertainment Tonight, the singer said, “I truly thought I’d never come back to music.”

Bublé’s album “Love” is out on November 6. You can read his full interview at the Daily Mail.

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