Speaking about the process, he said: "It wasn't as straightforward as, 'My son's recovered, I should make an album.' I'd told my manager I wanted to take a ten-year sabbatical, so I could hang out and be bad". But my whole beings changed. "I'm retiring", he added.
The Haven't Met You Yet hitmaker has chose to step back from the spotlight following the release of his latest album Love after a tough few years when his son was diagnosed with cancer.
'I'll never put the ego of the job ahead of my family, ' he told The Sunday Mirror's Notebook Magazine. They came over, we partied, and we said, 'Let's play some music.' I thought, 'Wow!
I decided I'd never use social media again, and I never have.
"And I've never lost control of my emotions in public", he said.
Michael and Luisana have two other children - 11-week-old Vida and Elias, two. So naturally, we're devastated to find out that the man himself has just confirmed that he is officially giving up his music career. Maybe when you let go, maybe that's when it comes back to you. "This is my last interview", he announced. "Families more important and any real fan would understand... just so glad I had the opportunity to see you at the O2... a moment I will cherish forever!"