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Michael Buble Finally Responds To News Of His Retirement

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This week, fans of Canadian singer Michael Buble were devastated to hear that the hitmaker was leaving and music world behind to focus on his family.

According to the reports, Buble's perspective on life changed after his oldest son, Noah, was diagnosed with liver cancer in 2016. He made the decision to reevaluate his priorities, which led him to retire from music.

However, mere days later, a representative for the crooner has confirmed that the 43-year-old isn't going anywhere, reminding us that we shouldn't believe everything we read on the internet.

"Michael Bublé has absolutely no plans to retire," Liz Rosenberg, the "Everything" singer's publicist, told INSIDER. "I wasn't sitting in on the interview but this must have been taken out of context."

Rosenberg is referring to the Buble's interview with Daily Mail, where he was quoted saying, "When this terrible news [Noah's cancer] came in I realized I wasn't having fun in the music business...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."

Rosenberg clarified that it is possible that Buble, who recently welcomed his third child with wife Luisana, was talking about his feelings during the difficult time he and his family went through.

"Perhaps as he discussed the different emotions he's been through these last few years, that thought might have gone through his mind. I assure you with a new album coming out, TV appearances, and a possible tour, he is not retiring."

While many fans were quick to believe Buble was giving up his passion, there were some who pointed out that there was no official announcement made on his official social media pages.

Shortly after the interview was published, someone by the name of Michelle R. Larsen posted in the Facebook group "The Buble Insider" saying the following:

"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"

Larsen appears to be working with Bruce Allen Talent, the agency that represents Buble.

Buble himself was recently able to speak out and put all the rumors to rest while appearing on SiriusXM's Fantasy Sports Radio.

"Just consider the source"”that's all I say to people," he told co-hosts Mike Dempsey and Bob Harris. "My buddies wrote me. I said, 'Look at who said it.' C'mon, are you kidding me? I need the money. I'm not going anywhere,'" he jokingly added.

If the rumors were true, it would be a weird time for Buble to announce his retirement as he just returned to the stage after a two-year hiatus and is preparing to release his 10th studio album, "❤"(pronounced Love), in November. He is also expected to embark on a world tour in 2019.

So there you have it ladies and gentlemen! The best is yet to come for Buble.

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