Adele May Take Two Or Three Years Before Next Album

Adele holds her award at the Barclaycard Mercury Music Prize 2011 at the Grosvenor House, London, Sept. 6, 2011 Adele holds her award at the Barclaycard Mercury Music Prize 2011 at the Grosvenor House, London, Sept. 6, 2011

Nominated for six Grammy awards and recently named Billboard’s Artist of the Year, Adele has dominated the 2011 charts with her second album, “21.”

However, after battling a throat ailment that required surgery, weeks of vocal rest and postponing numerous concerts, the British powerhouse says the most important task on her current to-do list is relaxation.

“I’m really looking forward to some time to do nothing,” the 23-year-old told Billboard magazine in an interview for their December 17 issue.

And, in news that may make many Adele fans cringe, the star says she may not put out new music for two to three years.

“I imagine I’ll be 25 or 26 by the time my next record comes out, as I haven’t even thought about my third record yet,” she told the mag. “I’m just gonna lay some concrete, set up home and just ‘be’ for a bit. I’ll disappear and come back with a record when it’s good enough. There will be no new music until it’s good enough and until I’m ready.”

As for her health, the “Someone Like You” singer says she’s recuperating nicely and expecting great results from her recent surgery.

“The surgery couldn’t have gone better — but because I was singing with damaged vocal chords for three or four months and because of the surgery and because of the silence after the surgery, I now have to build myself back up vocally,” she revealed. “It’s gonna be a lot easier for me to sing now. And mentally I won’t be worried about my voice on stage anymore. So I have to get used to that.

“That’ll take most of January, so February I’ll be singing properly!” she added.

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