Manager Calls Bublé’s Retirement Story 'Total BS’

A headline news story in British tabloid The Daily Mail has boomeranged around the world, putting the singer's name in front of hundreds of millions of people. His manager calls the news report BS, but the publicity is pure gold for Bublé whose teaser single for the next album has just been released.

Manager Calls Bublé’s Retirement Story 'Total BS’

By David Farrell

Michael Bublé QUITS music following heartache over son Noah's 'life-changing' cancer battle as he reveals he is done with fame in final interview

  •  The 43-year-old hitmaker revealed his decision to quit the industry in what he claimed to be his 'last interview' with Daily Mail's Weekend magazine
  • His son Noah, now five, is in remission following his battle with liver cancer
  • Michael is married to actress Luisana Lopilato, 31, and they share three children together; their eldest son Noah, son Elias, two, and daughter Vida, two months
  • The embattled star said in the interview: 'I don't have the stomach for it any more. The celebrity narcissism. This is my last interview. I'm retiring'

The above is what screamed out at readers of British tabloid The Daily Mail on Sunday, a newspaper oft criticised for its unreliability, as well as printing of sensationalist and inaccurate scare stories.

Not insignificantly, the Daily Mail headline that boomeranged around the world comes as the Canadian superstar pumps up interest in the release of his next album. Call it free publicity, or call it a case of unintended consequences. Whatever you wish to call it, Buble’s manager, Bruce Allen, is screaming his disapproval of a story he deems to be fake news.


Quoted from an e-mail yesterday, Allen barked 18 words to silence any further perpetuation of his client’s premature retirement.

 “Consider the source. When you see those 2 words, Daily Mail, you know that it is total bullshit.”

CTV News frames the story here.

And here’s the advance video for “Love You Anymore” from the singer’s new album, ❤️(pronounced love), that has its release on Nov. 16.

'La nuit s’achève' album cover


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