British singing sensation Adele has backtracked on comments she made revealing she's planning to take a break from music for "four or five years", insisting she's heading into a recording studio later this month (Feb12).
The soul star, whose heartbreak songs won her six Grammy Awards on Sunday (12Feb12), is currently enjoying a new romance with Simon Konecki, and revealed in a magazine article she wants to take a break from her career in case working damages her love life.
She told America's Vogue, "I am f**king off for four or five years. If I am constantly working, my relationships fail. So at least now I can have enough time to write a happy record. And be in love and be happy. And then I don't know what I'll do. Get married. Have some kids. Plant a nice vegetable patch."
The singer also revealed she plans to use her break to gather material for her next album, the follow-up to her critically-acclaimed record 21.
She added, "I don't want to be disposable. You're only as good as your next record. I'm not scared of losing this. I won't come out with new music until it's better than 21."
But following publication of the interview, Adele has downplayed her comments, declaring she has no intention of turning her back on her music.
In a blog post on Tuesday (14Feb12), she writes, "I've a few days off now, and then it's the Brit Awards here at home and then I'm straight into the studio. Boyyahh! 5 years? More like 5 days!"
And her representatives also insist the star has no plans for a hiatus, dismissing her remarks as "an off-hand comment".