Michael Bublé retires from music following son’s life-changing battle with cancer

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Despite chart-topping albums, sell-out tours and the adulation of millions of fans, Bublé realised he was crippled with self-doubt and the constant fear of not being good enough, convinced it would all be taken away from him.

The star decided to make some major changes.

"I don't have the stomach for it any more", he told Daily Mail's Weekend Magazine in an interview published on October 12. "The celebrity narcissism", he said.

The "Save the Last Dance for Me" singer stated: "I decided I'll never read my name again in print, never read a review, and I never have". He has also announced that he will no longer be using social media. I don't know if I can get through this conversation without crying.

Bublé says he concentrated on his family and nothing else.

The "Home" singer put his career on hold after he and his wife Luisana Lopilato discovered their five-year-old child had liver cancer two years ago.

Michael's son Noah, 5, is now in remission but the singer said life has changed forever.

"I missed the guys in my band so 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!" It still sucks. What we went through was the worst possible thing that you could hear as a parent, and as maybe a human being.

He said: "More times than people could understand, some days we wished we didn't wake up". We knew there was goodness out there - it gave us faith in humanity, to be really blunt.

"Two, because I love music and feel I can continue the legacy of my idols".

There's even a political connection to his music.

But then the superstar dropped a huge bombshell.

Referring to his new album which is due for release on November 16, the Grammy-winner said, "I'm retiring from the business". "I'm retiring from the business", he starts, adding: "I've made the flawless record and now I can leave at the very top".