09:30 05 May 2005
Usher is planning his retirement - at the tender age of 26.
The R'n'B star says he is thinking for his future already.
He said: "I am looking to my future - it is really important to plan ahead.
"I don't plan on being a 30 or 40-year-old touring artist. I do not want to be sweating with my shirt off, running around stage."
Last week, it was reported the star was desperate for fans to let him use the bathroom in peace.
The singer said he was left flabbergasted when a fan asked him for his autograph in a nightclub lavatory.
The fellow reveller slipped paper and pen under Usher's cubicle, demanding his signature.
He revealed: "I'm in the toilet and this guy is on the telephone talking to his sister, saying, 'He's in the stall right next to me. Don't worry, I got it.'
"A few seconds later, a piece of paper slid under asking me for my autograph."
Usher recently admitted he was fed-up with being famous, saying people didn't understand how stressful it was "living in a box".
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