Justin Bieber said he is retiring after the release of his new album, Journals, next week but later suggested he only plans to take a long break.
Justin Bieber said he is retiring after the release of his new album, Journals, next week but later suggested he only plans to take a long break. Bang Showbiz

Good news for non-Beliebers: Justin Bieber retiring?

JUSTIN Bieber has claimed he is retiring.

The 19-year-old star, who has caused controversy in recent months for antics including partying underage in nightclubs and spray-painting public property in Australia, is planning to take a break from the music industry when his new album, 'Journals,' is released next week, and it could be permanent.

The 'Heartbreaker' hitmaker told radio station Power 106 in Los Angeles on Tuesday (17.12.13): "After the new album, I'm actually retiring man. I'm retiring."

He then suggested he hasn't quite made up his mind, adding: "I want to grow as an artist and I'm taking a step out, I want my music to mature."

People think I'm arrogant, I'm not, I've always been a caring and giving person.

But the singer is no longer attracted to the idea of fame.

He said: "I'm here solely for my fans and for the music."

A source close to Justin insisted he was just joking and has no plans to permanently hang up his microphone.

The insider said: "The kid's got ambition."

OTHER TOP STORIES

Bouncing baby girl for papa Palmer

'Beautiful girl' dies on way to family with presents

Winning $70 million Oz Lotto ticket sold on Gold Coast

Justin also hit back at his critics and denied he is becoming increasingly "arrogant."

He said: "People think I'm arrogant, I'm not, I've always been a caring and giving person."

He added: "I'm 19 I'm gonna make mistakes it's inevitable."



Bid to reopen Kimberley Kampers hits big snag

premium_icon Bid to reopen Kimberley Kampers hits big snag

Is this the end for this Ballina business?

Desperate mission to catch turkey shot with an arrow

premium_icon Desperate mission to catch turkey shot with an arrow

The brush turkey has been seen with an arrow through its body

Sister says relationship 'broken' after Universal Medicine

premium_icon Sister says relationship 'broken' after Universal Medicine

Witness 'horrified' over 'chakra-puncture' therapy  

Local Partners