Lang Lang to announce shock retirement from music?

Lang created a stir on Thursday when rumors have surfaced that his career was over.

Sad news for Lang fans. Speculation had been rife that the Chinese pianist is about to announce his retirement from music, at age 38, with immediate effect.

UPDATE 07/08/2020 : This story seems to be false. (read more)

Being a pianist isn't fun anymore

“As we get older, there are phases of life that we enter into, and being a pianist 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, #ThankYouLang 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.

“Lang Lang was unlike any other pianist we’ve ever seen! #ThankYouLang”
— @universalObserver, 6 Aug 2020
“Didn't Lang Lang retire about 3 years ago?”
— @samy2love, 6 Aug 2020

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