Michael Bublé says he is 'retiring' from music after son's battle with cancer
Michael Bublé spoken about "retiring" from music after his son's battle with cancer, in what he said was his "last interview."
The singer and his wife, Luisana Lopilato, have spent the last few years looking after their young son, Noah, as he battled liver cancer. He was diagnosed in 2016.
In an emotional interview with the Daily Mail, the 43-year-old spoke about his son's illness led his "perception of life" to change.
"Going through this with Noah, I didn’t question who I was, I just questioned everything else. Why are we here?
"Is this all there is? Because if this is all there is, there has to be something bigger.
"It’s been such a difficult exercise. It hurts me, and it hurts to talk about Noah because it’s not my story to tell, it’s his.
"But 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 also spoke about how he made the decision to leave social media. While the singer still use social media in a professional capacity, he hasn't shared any personal photos since 2016 - when Noah was diagnosed.
"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.
"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."
The Canadian signer went on to speak about the heartbreaking impact that Noah's diagnosis had on himself and his wife, Luisana Lopilato
"You just want to die. I don’t even know how I was breathing.
"My wife was the same and even though I was the stronger of the two of us, I wasn’t strong. My wife was... I’m sorry, I can’t make it to the end of the sentence... let’s just say we find out who we are with these things. "
The dad-of-three explained that his return to music - his upcoming album, Love, is due out on November 16 - wasn't a straightforward decision.
"I’d told my manager I wanted to take a ten-year sabbatical, so I could hang out and be bad.
"But I missed the guys in my band. So once when Luisana had to go back to Argentina I said to them, 'Come over to the house, let’s drink, order pizza, play video games and jam.'
"They came over, we partied and we said, “Let’s play some music.” I thought, “Wow! This is fun.'
"It was then that I realised I’d missed making music. I didn’t even know I’d missed it. This was about a year ago.
"Now I’m just singing the music I love. Maybe when you let go, maybe that’s when it comes back to you. Like love."
He finished the interview by hinting that his upcoming album could be his last.
"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."