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Fame & fortune' How boring

New York, Oct. 16 (AP): Ricky Martin, whose hits include Livin’ La Vida Loca, says the fame and fortune he experienced in the late ’90s left him feeling bored and embittered.

“There was a moment (in 2002) when I was on stage and I was just so angry,” Martin says in the October 24 issue of People magazine.

“I thought, ‘something is wrong. I have the applause, I have a great band behind me, I live comfortably.... I was starting to become a victim of fame. Everything was too serious and I wasn’t enjoying it.”

Soon afterward, he quit the stage and began touring the world. Now back in the US, the 33-year-old singer says he’s looking forward to his Latin American tour this fall.

“When you work, work, work, something is wrong. You need to chill,” he said.

Martin’s hits also include “shake your bon-bon” and “she bangs”.

His new album Life was released this week.

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