James Blunt has signalled the end of his music career, telling a reporter that he has no plans to write new material.
The former army officer scored a number one single with 2005's You're Beautiful and his album Back to Bedlam, released in 2004, topped the charts on its way to selling 11 million copies.
But the 38-year-old says he wants more time for himself, telling a Daily Mail reporter:
And in describing his "first summer off in seven years," he hinted at what retired life might have in store:
Blunt's last UK performance was in London in February and as well as winning two Brit Awards and being nominated for five Grammys, he also claims to have risked a court martial in order to "prevent World War III".