Joe McElderry to announce shock retirement from music?

The X Factor 2009 winner created a stir on Monday when rumors have surfaced that his career was over.

Sad news for McElderry fans. Speculation had been rife that the winner of The X Factor 2009 will announce his retirement from music, at age 29, with immediate effect.

UPDATE 01/12/2020 : 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-songwriter 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 Monday evening, #ThankYouJoe 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.

“You’ve accomplished everything I ever dreamed of #ThankYouJoe.”
— @DesireePlum, 30 Nov 2020
“McElderry wasn't retired?”
— @borisB0, 30 Nov 2020

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