Is Justin Bieber Really Retiring, and What Other Celebs Have Talked Early Retirement?

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Is Justin Bieber Really Retiring, and What Other Celebs Have Talked Early Retirement?

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Justin Bieber claimed that he wants to retire

Justin Bieber probably shocked Beliebers when he recently claimed that he's ready to hang up his drop-crotch pants.

The Biebs made the claim while talking about his upcoming "Journals" album during an interview with Los Angeles radio station Power 106. "[After] the new album, I'm actually retiring, man. I'm retiring," he said.

Maybe he wants to quit the music biz to become a full-time graffiti artist -- or maybe he's not really retiring. A source later told Gossip Cop that Justin's comments were just a joke.

Justin does have a history of playing somewhat cruel jokes on his Beliebers, whether he's trying to convince them that he's playing Robin in the "Batman vs. Superman" movie or telling them to call him and giving out TMZ's phone number. However, it's not unheard of for celebs to say that they're going to retire at a young age. Here's a look at a few stars who tried to quit their careers early:

Amanda Bynes

This "All That" star decided that acting wasn't "all that" in 2010. The then-24-year-old took to Twitter to announce the end of her career. "Being an actress isn't as fun as it may seem," she wrote, according to Fox News. "I don't love acting anymore, so I've stopped doing it." The actress's increasingly bizarre behavior later made headlines, but she tried in vain to convince everyone that she was doing just fine. Last November she told Us Weekly, "I'm not 'troubled.' I don't get naked in public. I'm 26, a multi-millionaire, retired." She was responding to an In Touch story that claimed that she had been spotted walking around a tanning salon naked. Amanda recently checked out of the rehab facility where she was being treated for mental illness, and now she's hoping to go to pursue a career in fashion design.

Macaulay Culkin

This star of the holiday classic "Home Alone" decided that he was done using booby traps to fight bumbling crooks at the ripe old age of 14. In 2006, the actor talked to ABC News about his decision to quit acting. "[I was] starting off high school, so I decided to tell my mother, my representatives… 'I don't wanna do this anymore, I wanna go to school, I wanna make friends… so don't even bring up movies, don't even bring up acting," he said. "I told them to call it retirement… I never wanted to do it again." However, he eventually came out of retirement to star in the movie "Party Monster," and he followed it up with "Saved!" He also got to date Mila Kunis for a few years, so he hasn't done too bad for a retiree.

The Olsen Twins

These child stars definitely haven't disappeared from the prying eyes of the public -- it's hard not to gawk at all of the photos of 27-year-old Mary-Kate Olsen canoodling with 42-year-old Olivier Sarkozy. However, Mary-Kate isn't going to use her status as a tabloid darling to re-start her acting career. During a November interview with Women's Wear Daily, the Olsen twins indicated that they've become more interested in being filthy rich businesswomen than being on the big screen. "We still feel welcome in the [entertainment] industry," Mary-Kate said. "But it's not the one we're in." She didn't specifically use the word "retire," but it doesn't sound like we'll be seeing Mary-Kate or Ashley in a "Full House" reboot anytime soon.

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