Adele made what appeared to be a startling revelation during an interview with Vogue magazine. The singer, who won six Grammys and nailed her post surgery comeback performance just two days ago at the Grammys, said she’s going to take four to five years off.
In the interview, Adele stated:
“I am F****** 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 actual Vogue article does not make a big deal about this statement from Adele. It wasn’t followed up on for more specific details. So it’s hard to tell just how serious Adele was about the extended time off. Was it a flippant comment… or serious?
Headlines from tabloids such as The Sun are certainly making the most of it. “I am taking five years off to devote to the man I’m madly in love with,” they say. But that isn’t really what she said (see above).
“Grammy winner Adele set to walk away from music in the name of love” writes News.com.au. Walk away? Well, not quite, as she did say she would now have time to “write a happy record.” That’s not exactly “walking away from music”.
There are many other examples of sites exaggerating what was said.
But reading Adele’s blog sheds some different light on the subject. After the Grammys on Sunday, she wrote:
“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!”
Some of her fans seemed rather relieved by that statement, with comments stating things like “I just read an article about the “5 years”….glad to hear it isnt true!!” and “And about that 5-year rumour (sic) lord I’m so glad you cleared that up.”