Michael Buble has denied rumours he is going to retire from music, saying he was misquoted in a recent interview.
The Grammy-winning singer said he is not planning on quitting anytime soon.
He disputed an interview published in the Daily Mail on 13 October that said he would quit music after the release of his upcoming album Love.
The article suggested the singer was retiring because of his young son Noah’s cancer battle.
“I’ll keep going until the news of my death comes out, which will probably be fake too,” he said with a chuckle.
“At that point, you’re really famous now. Things are really going well on this record.
“Buble is hanging with Elvis. … Buble and Elvis having fried peanut butter and banana sandwiches together.”
The Canadian singer took a two-year break from public life to spend time with his family before recording his eighth studio album.
He has two sons, Elias and Noah, with his wife, actress Luisana Lopilato, and they welcomed a baby girl, Vida Amber Betty, in July.
Buble said he learned about his “retirement” after receiving texts from friends, to which he replied: “Consider the source.”
He added: “And that was about enough for them to go ‘oh yeah, I should’ve considered the source’.
“And part of me – and a weird part – part of me thinks, gosh I still matter enough for them to tell bullshit stories about me. I wonder what’s next?”
He called the article “negative energy” and understands that as a public figure it comes with the territory – but does not want to deal with it.
“I’m not strong enough to deal with it, so I don’t deal with it,” he said.
“By the way, those friends that wrote me, I said to them ‘Thank you so much for caring about my well-being. Do me a favour, don’t share it with me.
“‘Send me pictures of your kids and tell me how you’re doing, because I much rather know about that’.”