Michael Bublé revealed that he will retire from music after the release of his new album, and told The Daily Mail that he no longer has the stomach for "celebrity narcissism."
"This is my last interview, I'm retiring," Bublé said. "I made the perfect record and now I can leave it at the top."
In an emotionally charged interview, the Canadian singer-songwriter spoke about the battle of his 5-year-old son, Noah, against liver cancer, which he described as "such a difficult exercise."
"My whole being has changed, my perception of life," he said. "I do not know if I can end this conversation without crying, and I've never lost control of my emotions in public."
The 43-year-old actor and his wife, Argentine actress Luisana Lopilato, revealed their son's diagnosis for the first time in a Facebook post in November 2016. The couple also has two minor children.
Although Noah is now in remission, Bublé said the news led him to question "everything."
"Going through this with Noah, I did not question who he was, I just questioned everything else, why are we here?" He said. "Is this all there is? Because if this is all there is, there must be something bigger. "
Bublé went on to detail the way it was done to realize how "stupid" it was for him to worry about things like "ticket sales for my tours, what the critics said, what my perception might be."
"I felt embarrassed by my ego, which had allowed this insecurity," he said. "And I decided that I would never read my name again in print, I would never read a review and I never did, I decided that I would never use social media again, and I never did."
You can read Bublé's full interview with the Daily Mail Weekend magazine here.