Commonwealth Games gold medallist Cody Simpson has said he'll be resuming his music career, but not yet.
Just two years after returning to swimming following a decade away from the pool, he put in a strong performance at the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, England.
Simpson was part of Australia's title-winning 4x100m relay squad in Birmingham, and also finished fifth in a star-studded men's 100m butterfly final on Tuesday (2 August).
And the 25-year-old wants to continue in the sport to work towards his long-term aim of qualifying for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games.
“I’ll definitely be getting back on tour once this is all done,” Simpson told Channel 7 after his individual race in England.
“I knew that I’d be just putting it on the side for a while, while I came back to the sport.
“I’ll be ready to go back to [music] it when I’m done swimming,”
Read more: Check out our exclusive interview with Simpson.
As a pop star, the Australian produced four studio albums and worked with artists including Justin Bieber.
Simpson then surprised many by quitting music to pursue his dream of swimming for Australia.
When he returns to singing and songwriting will depend on his performance in qualifying events for the Paris 2024 Games.
"I’m going to go back to the drawing board and make sure I come back stronger," he told Channel 7 reporter and four-time Olympic champion Cate Campbell.
"I’m already way ahead of where I thought I’d be at this stage.”