Beyonce is taking a six-month break from music so she can "recharge her batteries" and "just live life."
The Crazy In Love hitmaker will complete her 11-month world tour in Trinidad and Tobago next month (Feb10) and she's revealed she won't go back to work again until mid-2010.
She tells USA Today, "It's definitely time to take a break, to recharge my batteries. I'd like to take about six months and not go into the studio. I need to just live life, to be inspired by things again. I'm going to do random things. I want to go to restaurants, maybe take a class and see some movies and Broadway shows."
But Beyonce admits she will struggle to stay away from the studio: "It will be the hardest thing in the world for me to make myself not do an album and shoot a video and turn it in and say, 'I'm ready!' I already have all these melodies and ideas in my head. I have to tell myself, 'Sit down! Sit down'."