Take That’s Gary Barlow set to QUIT music – but only for a year

Take That frontman Gary Barlow is set to quit music…but only for a year.

The singer reveals he is planning a sabbatical so that he can “live a bit” rather than working 24/7.

Gary explains: “I am working so hard because I am planning a year off. A sabbatical.

“The last five years I have been working harder because I want to earn myself some serious
time off. It might only be six months in reality but there’s stuff I want to do.

“We don’t know what is round the corner for any of us – I want to do it now.

Take That's Gary Barlow set to QUIT music - but only for a year

Gary Barlow is planning on taking a year out of the limelight
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Take That's Gary Barlow set to QUIT music - but only for a year

Howard Donald, Gary Barlow and Mark Owen of Take That have been working none stop since forming 30 years ago
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“Things I want to do other than music that I’ve never had a chance to do.”

The star – who is gearing up for Take That’s Greatest Hits tour next year – added: “I feel like I am on the run the whole time. I am always running. I want to live a bit.

"I started work at 11 and I haven’t really stopped. There’s a million things I want to do so I am looking forward to that.”

Take That have worked non stop since they first formed nearly 30 years ago, so all the lads deserve some rest.

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Take That's Gary Barlow set to QUIT music - but only for a year

Gary said all of Take That are deserving a break
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And married dad-of-three Gary, 47, admits he hasn’t enjoyed the rise of social media.

Speaking on Fearne Cotton’s Happy Place podcast, he said: “You see people who have had a 50-year career – with one tweet, destroy it. And its an anxiety I have.

“I was told I have to have Twitter otherwise you wont get any votes. It terrifies me.

“I look at it sometimes and it looks a little bit like the devil sat on my phone.”

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