Australian singer Kylie Minogue had to force herself to take time out from recording and performing - because she is such a workaholic.

The CAN'T GET YOU OUT OF MY HEAD star took a year out after releasing her Body Language album in 2003 to fully appreciate all the success she has enjoyed.

The 36-year-old says, "I made a decision to try and have a bit more time to myself. I'm notoriously bad at having time off. I run on nerves and excitement and the sense of achievement about what I do.

"I've grown up being busy and, for the most part, I like that. But my life has been a whirlwind for a while and I think to try and appreciate it all, you need some time."

02/12/2004 09:42