Enrique Iglesias, Pitbull, and Ricky Martin in Concert - Detroit, MI
This Hero icon has recorded his last ever album (Picture: Aaron J. Thornton/Getty Images)

‘I can be your hero baby, I can wash away the pain,’ is a line that will haunt early 2000s pop-guzzlers for years to come.

That’s right everyone, it’s time to wave a big goodbye to Spainish singer and songwriter Enrique Iglesias, 48, as he has announced his upcoming album will be his last.

Since mid-October the noughties star has been on the road with Ricky Martin and Pitbull for The Trilogy Tour, having enjoyed a successful 30-year career in music.

It comes after a number of videos from his tour have gone viral for all the wrong reasons, but more on that later…

His final album, Final (Vol. 2), will be released next year after its first single, Así Es La Vidas featuring Maria Beccera, was unveiled in June.

In 2021, the Hero hitmaker announced he would only be releasing two more albums, with his penultimate album aptly named Final (Vol. 1), which he dropped in September of that year.

Enrique Iglesias, Pitbull, and Ricky Martin in Concert - Detroit, MI
Enrique Iglesias is stepping away from the recording studio (Picture: Aaron J. Thornton/Getty Images)

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Now though, the bad news came for fans via TODAY.com, as Enrique revealed this upcoming album will definitely be his last.

‘It’s finished. It’s actually coming out in February,’ he said. ‘It’s completely finished. What I want to do is shoot one or two videos right before the second leg on the tour and launch it.’

He added: ‘I’ve been working on this album for quite a bunch of years. And for me it was always like I said, my final album… this is it.

‘I don’t think — no, I know, I won’t be doing any more albums.’

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Online though, some people might agree it’s time for him to hang up his microphone, after a series of videos from his recent performances went viral.

One – liked over 600,000 times – shows Enrique fairly close up singing on stage, and the fan wrote over the video that she and her mum ‘couldn’t stop laughing’ at the performance.

‘I have officially been cured of my 20+ year crush on Enrique Iglesias,’ commented one fan.

‘Is it just me or is the audience like totally silent?? 😂 pointed out another.

Another video showed the star seemingly, and slowly, humping the floor mid-show – a video that has disturbed some fans.

‘UMMM IS HE OK!?? 😭😭’ asked one, while another said: ‘Jesus take the wheel😳 I thought he was in the midst of a medical emergency 😂.’

‘I want a refund and I didn’t go,’ said someone else. Ouch.

Enrique began his career in the mid-1990s when he signed with Mexican label Fonovisa and became the best-selling Spanish-language act of the decade. 

In 1999 Enrique’s song Bailamos topped charts, and he went on to establish himself as the King of Latin Pop.

At least now he’s, er, gone out with a bang – however underwhelming…

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