Mike Oldfield to announce shock retirement from music?

Oldfield created a stir on Monday when rumors have surfaced that his career was over.

Sad news for Oldfield fans. Speculation had been rife that the British musician best known for his album Tubular Bells, will announce his retirement from music, at age 66, with immediate effect.

UPDATE 31/03/2020 : This story seems to be false. (read more)

Being a musician isn't fun anymore

“As we get older, there are phases of life that we enter into, and being a musician-composer 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.

#ThankYouMike

For a little while on Monday evening, #ThankYouMike 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 #ThankYouMike.”
— @DesireePlum, 30 Mar 2020
“I thought Mike Oldfield retired about 5 years ago?!?”
— @millythom, 30 Mar 2020

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