David Archuleta Bids Emotional Farewell to Music for Full-Time Mormon Mission (VIDEO)

/ December 20, 2011

After a rather successful career in music, American Idol alum David Archuleta told fans in Utah Monday night that he’s taking some time off. 

David, 20, made a big announcement that he’s taking two years off of music to pursue a full-time mission in association with the Mormon Church, TMZ reports. 

With tears streaming down his face, the emotional singer told the crowd: 

“It’s not because somebody told me that I was supposed to do it, not because that I no longer want to do music anymore, but it’s because it’s the feeling that I felt that I need to do next in my life.”

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