Otis Rush to announce shock retirement from music?

Rush created a stir on Saturday when rumors have surfaced that his career was over.

Sad news for Rush fans. Speculation had been rife that the American musician best known for hit songs like All Your Love or I Can't Quit You Baby, will announce his retirement from music, at age 87, with immediate effect.

UPDATE 29/01/2023 : 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-singer-guitarist 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 Saturday evening, #ThankYouOtis 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 #ThankYouOtis.”
— @DesireePlum, 28 Jan 2023
“I thought Otis Rush retired about 5 years ago?!?”
— @millythom, 28 Jan 2023

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