Michael Bublé on kissing salmon: "I've kissed worse things since"
Canadian crooner Michael Bublé's love of food goes back to his childhood and he has now opened up about how it has tied in with his successful career as a singer.
The 'Haven't Met You Yet' heartthrob explained to The Guardian newspaper that he grew up with his "ma's ma and ma's grandma", who were always cooking, and went on to spend "10 years playing restaurants and bars where people cared more about their food".
Performing in restaurants had its drawbacks as he explained that people were more focused on "talking, or trying to get laid – than my singing. So I'd use humour. I'd sing a couple of songs, then say: "Stop loving me so much! I know you people couldn't wait to see me, but please, stop! Mmm, your turkey looks good, lady."
Bublé, who recently released a Christmas album, also revealed that as a teenager he worked as a fisherman and indulged in a strange 'at sea' tradition of kissing fish:
"I started as a professional fisherman at 14, going up the coast from Vancouver for two months in summer, working 20-hour days with my father. It was dangerous work, but it taught me common respect. We'd kiss the first salmon that came on board, on the lips, for luck. And I tell you, I've kissed worse things since."
Watch the official trailer for his festive album, 'Christmas, below:
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