Michael Bublé Says He Ponders Quitting Music To 'Just Go And Be A Dad'

Michael Buble carrying one of his kids
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It's a choice that many of us find ourselves making at some point in our adult lives: should family or career be the priority?

Of course, it's possible to juggle your career with the demands of a family. But it isn't easy. And this dilemma affects virtually everyone, even high-profile celebrities.

Crooner Michael Bublé admitted that he sometimes considers giving up music to focus on being a dad.

Bublé has had an impressive career.

His impact was felt immediately, as his first album reached top 10 status in his native Canada. From there, it's been more than two decades of success for Bublé, who's sold over 75 million records worldwide, and earned four Grammy Awards.

He discussed family life on a recent podcast.

Bublé and his wife, Argentine actress Luisana Lopilato, have four kids: eight-year-old Noah, six-year-old Elias, three-year-old Vida, and baby Cielo Yoli Rose, who was born just last month. Raising four kids while holding down a career in the music biz isn't easy, as Bublé revealed.

He's considered leaving his music career.

"I think I'm not loving it as much," he said on That Gaby Roslin Podcast. "I think I'm getting close to thinking maybe I can just go and be a dad. I have this picture in my head of just me in a field with my kids and Ed Sheeran's kids and we're just hugging each other and picnicking and getting drunk."

It's a common inclination.

"I don't know a friend that doesn't have the same thought. I mean, we never do it, we never seem to really do it, very few of us are brave enough to say, 'No, I just want to do this,' but I think it's a fantasy," he continued.

Fatherhood hasn't always been easy for Bublé.

Four years ago, following a scare in which son Noah was diagnosed with cancer, he opened up about the impact of the diagnosis, hinting that he may soon retire to spend more time with his wife and kids.

He said he was retiring in 2018.

"I'm retiring from the business," he said in the 2018 interview. "I've made the perfect record and now I can leave at the very top."

That record, Love, debuted at number 2 on the Billboard 200. Ultimately, though, it wasn't his last record.

It seems that Bublé is now at a crossroads.

While he's seemingly been on the fence about retiring for years now, it seems that Michael Bublé is now leaning heavily in the direction of retirement. With a growing family and millions of records sold, he has little left to prove in the music industry.

We'll see what comes next.

His most recent album, Higher, came out this past March. With a new baby born just last month, it'll likely be another few years before he makes his next record — if he does so at all.

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