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Can't stay away: Stars who threatened to retire (and didn't)

By Breeanna Hare, CNN
updated 6:39 PM EST, Thu December 19, 2013
It's a good thing that Barbra Streisand has taken her time saying "farewell" to her fans: the singer just set a Billboard record with her latest release, "Partners." Over the years, Streisand has become infamous for her goodbye tours. The entertainer gave<a href='http://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/story?id=113477&amp;page=1#.UL-muuQ83To' target='_blank'> a farewell tour in 2000</a>, only to come back for <i>another </i><a href='http://popwatch.ew.com/2006/03/22/memories_of_the/' target='_blank'>"this-is-it-really this-time" tour in 2006. </a>But no one told Babs she couldn't go home again, and so in 2012, <a href='http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/brooklyn/streisand-babulous-barclays-center-article-1.1181488' target='_blank'>she lit up the Barclays Center in Brooklyn</a> with a set of shows. Streisand isn't the only star who's claimed to be ready to retire and didn't really mean it. It's a good thing that Barbra Streisand has taken her time saying "farewell" to her fans: the singer just set a Billboard record with her latest release, "Partners." Over the years, Streisand has become infamous for her goodbye tours. The entertainer gave a farewell tour in 2000, only to come back for another "this-is-it-really this-time" tour in 2006. But no one told Babs she couldn't go home again, and so in 2012, she lit up the Barclays Center in Brooklyn with a set of shows. Streisand isn't the only star who's claimed to be ready to retire and didn't really mean it.
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Can't stay away: Celebs who threaten to retire
Can't stay away: Celebs who threaten to retire
Can't stay away: Celebs who threaten to retire
Can't stay away: Celebs who threaten to retire
Can't stay away: Celebs who threaten to retire
Can't stay away: Celebs who threaten to retire
Can't stay away: Celebs who threaten to retire
Can't stay away: Celebs who threaten to retire
Can't stay away: Celebs who threaten to retire
Can't stay away: Celebs who threaten to retire
Can't stay away: Celebs who threaten to retire
Can't stay away: Celebs who threaten to retire
Can't stay away: Celebs who threaten to retire
Can't stay away: Celebs who threaten to retire
Can't stay away: Celebs who threaten to retire
Can't stay away: Celebs who threaten to retire
Can't stay away: Celebs who threaten to retire
Can't stay away: Celebs who threaten to retire
Can't stay away: Celebs who threaten to retire
Can't stay away: Celebs who threaten to retire
Can't stay away: Celebs who threaten to retire
Can't stay away: Celebs who threaten to retire
Can't stay away: Celebs who threaten to retire
Can't stay away: Celebs who threaten to retire
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