Justin Bieber told a couple Los Angeles DJs on Tuesday morning that he's considering an early retirement.

Thank you, Santa Claus.

Entertainment Tonight reported that Bieber appeared on the Power 106 morning show Big Boy's Neighborhood. When the 19-year-old singer was asked what his plans are following the Dec. 23 upcoming release of his new record, "Journals," he said, "After the new album, uh, I'm actually, uh, I'm retiring man, I'm retiring," he said, in a serious tone. "I'm gonna take some time. I think I'm probably gonna quit music."

A source later told Gossip Cop that Bieber was joking.

Justin Bieber performs in a sold-out concert at the Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on Saturday, July 17, 2010.
Justin Bieber performs in a sold-out concert at the Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on Saturday, July 17, 2010. (Ray Chavez/Staff)

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