Michael Bublé has said he’s “getting close” to retiring from music to become a full-time father, just a few weeks after his fourth child was born.
He appeared on ‘That Gaby Roslin Podcast’ where he talked about his career and what being a father means to him.
“I think I’m not loving [making music] as much, I think I’m getting close to thinking maybe I can just go and be a dad,” he said.
Despite all the ‘maybes’ and ‘thinks’, throughout the interview, the Canadian artist sounds like he is having a great time being a father to his four kids - Noah (9), Elias (6), Vida (4), and Cielo, the newborn - even fantasising about possible parenting moments.
“I have this picture in my head,” he told Roslin. “Of just me in a field with my kids and Ed Sheeran’s kids and we’re just hugging each other and getting drunk.”
He added that as much as he’d love to be more successful and a full-time father, it’s impossible to have the best of both worlds.
“You can’t do both successfully. Relatively, you can have success, but I think one always suffers,” he said.
“It's funny, if you talk to my manager, he's a beautiful guy but he's managed a lot of big careers, he'd say flat out, 'If Bublé didn't get married and have those kids he'd be a bigger star, easily, truthfully’.”
Bublé has had an immensely successful career already, so it’s hard to imagine him having an even more prosperous one. He released his first album in 2001 and eleven more since then.
Selling over 75 million records in that time, and having six number ones on the Canadian album charts means he is one of the most successful Canadian musicians of all time.
His ‘Christmas’ album is undoubtedly his biggest hit, being sold over 12 million times and reaching number one in sixteen countries, including New Zealand, Australia, Canada, the USA, and the UK.