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Michael Buble announces plans to 'retire'

Michael Buble has announced plans to "retire" from the music industry after admitting he no longer has the desire for fame following his son's cancer treatment.

Michael Buble says he has lost interest in fame after his son's diagnosis.

Michael Buble says he has lost interest in fame after his son’s diagnosis.Credit:Cole Bennetts

The Canadian singer, who has won four Grammys and sold 75 million records, put his career on hold after finding out the five-year-old was diagnosed with liver cancer two years ago.

Noah, one of three children with wife of seven years, Argentinian model and actress Luisana Lopilato, is now in remission.

During an emotional "last interview", Buble opened up about the devastating impact Noah's illness had on the couple.

"My whole being's changed. My perception of life. I don't know if I can even get through this conversation without crying," he told The Daily Mail’s Weekend Magazine.

"And I've never lost control of my emotions in public."

Michael Buble with his wife, Argentine actress and model Luisana Lopilato.

Michael Buble with his wife, Argentine actress and model Luisana Lopilato.Credit:Natacha Pisarenko

The 43-year-old explained how the diagnosis made him realise he had become fixated on his own success and he could no longer stomach "the celebrity narcissism".

However, Buble began making music again about a year ago and his new album Love is set to be released in November.

He has also been working with Late Late Show host James Corden on a Carpool Karaoke special edition for the Stand Up To Cancer fundraising campaign.

Buble ended the interview by hinting his latest record may be his last.

"I'm retiring from the business," he said. "I've made the perfect record and now I can leave at the very top."

Stuff, AAP

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