Celebrities who retired early

The Weeknd says his next album is the "last hurrah" for his alter ego: "As The Weeknd, I’ve said everything I can say"

Stars Insider

09/05/23 | StarsInsider

CELEBRITY Retirement

Fame and fortune were traditionally part of the "American Dream," but the publicity alone comes with a whole host of problems, and some actors just can't hack it. Others simply become disillusioned with the entertainment industry after working within its walls for many years. 

Abel Tesfaye has become one of the world's top pop stars under the guise of The Weeknd, but he's set to retire the alter ego sooner than you think. In a new interview with W Magazine, 'The Idol' actor revealed, "It’s getting to a place and a time where I’m getting ready to close the Weeknd chapter. I’ll still make music, maybe as Abel, maybe as The Weeknd. But I still want to kill The Weeknd. And I will. Eventually. I’m definitely trying to shed that skin and be reborn.”

He's working on one more musical roll-out, but it looks like it will be The Weeknd's final endeavor. “The album I’m working on now is probably my last hurrah as The Weeknd," he told the outlet. He's only 33, so we haven't seen the last of him, but he added: "This is something that I have to do. As The Weeknd, I’ve said everything I can say.”

There are many stars who for one reason or another made the decision to retire early. Check out this gallery to find out who they are!

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