Fred Schneider to announce shock retirement from music?

B-52's singer created a stir on Thursday when rumors have surfaced that his career was over.

Sad news for Schneider fans. Speculation had been rife that B-52's singer is about to announce his retirement from music, at age 69, with immediate effect.

UPDATE 14/05/2021 : This story seems to be false. (read more)

Being a singer isn't fun anymore

“As we get older, there are phases of life that we enter into, and being a singer just isn't fun anymore,” he might have said, says a source who remained anonymous. Other reports hinted that he may branch out into other creative fields he is better at (and more interested in), though they didn't provide any details.


For a little while on Thursday evening, #ThankYouFred was a trending hashtag on Twitter. As many fans reminisce and look back on all the unforgettable memories, some may wonder what about now made him make the decision.

“Fred Schneider was unlike any other singer we’ve ever seen! #ThankYouFred”
— @universalObserver, 13 May 2021
“Schneider wasn't retired?”
— @borisB0, 13 May 2021

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