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.
Gary Barlow is planning on taking a year out of the limelight
Howard Donald, Gary Barlow and Mark Owen of Take That have been working none stop since forming 30 years ago
“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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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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