Justin Bieber retiring? Retirement announcement a joke [+audio and video]

Canadian pop superstar Justin Bieber in a radio interview said he is planning to retire from his singing career. He was messing around.

The famous teenager was successful in creating such a publicity stunt though as netizens online were abuzz about his announcement to retire. He became a trending topic on social media, entertainment websites and blogs for a couple days now.

Justin Bieber announces retirement joke

Last Tuesday, Bieber told a radio station in Los Angeles that he is going to bow out from music after his next album titled “Journals” is released.

When asked about his plans, the 19-year-old singer answered there’s probability that he will quit.

“After the new album, uh, I’m actually, uh, I’m retiring man, I’m retiring. I’m gonna take some time,” he said. “I think I’m probably gonna quit music.”

Here’s a video of that interview:


However, in the full interview made available online Wednesday, Bieber continued:

“I’m quitting everything. I’m quitting. I’m going to go golf...No, I’m just messing around.”

Here’s the complete audio recording:



Bieber’s manager, Scooter Braun, knew all along his artist was joking. He said the “Baby” singer isn’t quitting from his career, but will only take a break in 2014.

“Next year he’s taking a break just to make music and relax, take some time for himself for the first time since he was 12”, Braun said.

About the Author:

Ma. Ana Elizabeth Guazon used to work in a local radio station in Naga City as news writer, field reporter, and a primetime program anchor. After three years of working in a broadcasting company, she has become a freelance writer and co-owner of Tha Mind Pester, a blog for creative articles.