Fans were shook when there were rumors that Michael Bublé would be retiring, which were sparked from an interview the Vancouver-based singer did with The Daily Mail. The rumors were quickly shot down by the singer's management team and the singer even announced two weeks ago that he is going back on tour.
Now, one month later, Michael Bublé has finally addressed the retirement rumors in an interview with PEOPLE today. He talked about how his life has changed after his five-year-old son Noah was diagnosed with cancer and how it impacted his music career.
The Canadian singer revealed that he as a person has changed after his son's cancer diagnosis. "Listen, I am different," the singer told PEOPLE. "You don’t go through big things in your life, dramatic things like I’ve gone through or my wife has gone through without it having an effect on you."
Bublé also explained how his son's health impacted his music career and why he decided to step out of the spotlight, addressing the retirement rumors. The singer revealed that he actually wasn't always sure that he would return to music, but eventually decided that he wanted to thank his fans for all their support through music. "I said, 'I don’t know if I’m gonna go back, but if I do, I just want it to be happy,'" said Bublé.
He also said that he never stopped loving music, but "needed to put it aside" until he and his family were ready for him to return to his music career. So far, it sounds like not retiring from music has been the right decision for him.
"Coming back was really beautiful," said Bublé. "I feel like every performance, every time I meet somebody on the street, it’s really an opportunity to look them in the eye and express my appreciation and how grateful we are for their love and their compassion."
Michael Bublé's son Noah is now healthy and back home in Vancouver. The singer and his wife Luisana Lopilato also welcomed a new daughter earlier this year in July. Bublé and wife are parents to three children.
The Grammy-winning singer just released a new album titled "Love" came out earlier this month on November 16th. He is also going back on tour next year in February and hitting up several countries, including making nine stops in his homeland Canada. This will mark the first time he has gone on tour in three years.