After spending 25 years in the music industry, Kylie Minogue has apparently decided to turn her back on performing to return to acting.
The pop superstar recently split from her manager Terry Blamey and this is believed to have prompted her decision to hang up her microphone for good. Kylie has worked with Terry since she was just 19 but he has recently fallen out with her dad, and left Kylie unable to continue working with him.
A source close to the singer told the Mirror: "Kylie's decision to stop recording for the time being and part company with Terry has come as a massive shock. Ever since she broke into the charts in the '80s Terry has been the man behind the scenes.
Kylie started her career as an actress
"But now Kylie is saying she wants to pull back from the pressures that come with a music career. She says she's determined to devote more time to both herself and to her career as an actress."
The source added that Kylie has now achieved everything she wanted as a pop star.
Instead she is now looking towards acting again, having appeared in the film Holy Motors last year, and currently working on new musical Walking on Sunshine, which co-stars Gemma Arterton and Les Miserables actress Samantha Barks.
Kylie's acting career has had its twists and turns over the years. She started out as Australia's sweetheart playing mechanic Charlene Robinson opposite Jason Donovan in Neighbours. She has since turned up in Moulin Rouge!, Aussie comedy Kath and Kim, and Doctor Who.
But she may be planning to leave her appearance in the Street Fighter movie off her CV.