What Is With All These Bullsh*t Retirements?

Elton John did it in 1979. MJ decided baseball was the sport for him in 1993. Jay-Z quit rapping in 2003 and Eminem did the same in ’05. Favre gave his tearful goodbyes to football in March of 2008, etc.

Elton John still tours, Jordan won three more championships, retired again… and came back again, Jay-Z has released two albums and has a third on the way, Eminem’s first post-retirement album drops this year, Favre… seven months after his retirement he has thrown for 1,600 years and 17 touchdowns, T-Pac is dead and still releases albums.

The point here is that sports, political, and entertainment retirements have been bullshit since Teddy Roosevelt decided he wanted a third term as president in 1911. Sure, Michael Jordan’s feel-good comeback story only added to his mystique, but now it seems as if there is a new cheap retirement publicity stunt being pulled every other week.

Just today Joaquin Phoenix has officially quit Hollywood to focus on music and although he did an amazing job playing Johnny Cash in Walk the Line by judging from past celebrity musicians this new career move will not pan out and he’ll be back.

If This Growing Trend Gets Under Your Skin Take A Look At This Historical Time Line Of The BS Celebrity Retirements.

6 thoughts on “What Is With All These Bullsh*t Retirements?”

  1. If he wants to retire, let him retire! He's an amazing talent! If music is his passion, by all means, respect the man's decision! I look forward to whatever venue he decides to persue!

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  5. I think it's awesome that he's focusing on music. He's paying homage to his brother River by doing so. River wouldn't have minded to stop acting and focus solely on music. The Phoenix's are a very talented musical family. River and Rain are very talented musicians, and from Walk the Line we have seen that Joaquin is too.

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