CORRECTION: The author wrote this piece based on a Daily Mail story quoting Michael Bublé that circulated widely around the Internet. When Bublé's publicist said that The Daily Mail mischaracterized the singer's remarks, the author published an updated story noting that Bublé is not retiring, and linked to that updated story at the bottom of the original story.
The Daily Wire editorial team is writing this update at the top of the page so that readers who come to this story are fully aware that Michael Bublé is not retiring.
-DW EDITORIAL STAFF, 12.10.18
Famed singer Michael Bublé, whose pleasantly smooth voice delights the airwaves every year around Christmas, says he will be quitting following his son's cancer battle, professing he no longer has the stomach for the culture of "celebrity narcissism."
"This is my last interview. I’m retiring," Bublé told The The Daily Mail in an interview. "I’ve made the perfect record and now I can leave at the very top."
The 43-year-old singer described how his "perception of life" completely changed while helping his 5-year-old son Noah battle liver cancer.
"My whole being’s changed. My perception of life," he said. "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."
Fortunately, after being diagnosed in 2016, Noah's cancer has been deemed in remission. Bublé says it has forced him to question everything.
"Going through this with Noah, I didn’t question who I 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 has to be something bigger."
The singer said that this culture of "celebrity narcissism" made him a person who cared about "stupid" things like "ticket sales for my tours, what the critics said, what the perception of me might be."
"I was embarrassed by my ego, that it had allowed this insecurity," he said. "And I’d 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."