Michael Bublé’s son Noah was diagnosed with liver cancer hepatoblastoma in October 2016 aged just three.
Thankfully, Noah is now in remission and Michael and wife Luisana Lopilato, 31 – who also share kids Elias, two, and two-month-old Vida – are able to return to normal life.
However, the scars from the ordeal still remain and he no longer “has the stomach” for fame.
The Canadian crooner gave his “last interview” with the Daily Mail’s Weekend magazine, where he revealed he would be withdrawing from the public eye.
He said: “My whole being’s changed. My perception of life.
“I don’t know if I can get through this conversation without crying. And I’ve never lost control of my emotions in public.
“I don’t have the stomach for it any more.
“The celebrity narcissism. This is my last interview. I’m retiring. I’ve made the perfect record and now I can leave at the very top.”
“This is my last interview. I’m retiring”
Despite insisting he was retiring from the the limelight, Michael’s latest – and perhaps last – album Love will be released on November 16.
With Noah recovering, Michael revealed that making new music came naturally and was a bit of fun.
Speaking about the process, he said: “It wasn’t as straightforward as, ‘My son’s recovered, I should make an album.’
“I’d told my manager I wanted to take a ten-year sabbatical, so I could hang out and be bad.
“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! This is fun.'”
The Haven’t Met You Yet singer has won four Grammy Awards since bursting onto the music scene in 2000.
His last album Nobody but Me, which was released in 2016, was nominated for Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album at the prestigious award show this year.