After announcing her split from McFly’s Dougie Poynter, Ellie Goulding rushed to reassure fans that she was not quitting music, only taking a break.
Many devastated fans flooded social media after the singer announced she didn’t know when or if she was making any more music.
“Please say it’s not true,” a fan wrote. “I burst into tears by seeing a news report.”
She declared that she was taking a total break from writing, recording and performing music after her October world tour.
“I’m not in a relationship anymore and that’s been hard,” she says. “Having a break will be a good thing for me and my head. I’m not writing new stuff. I’m not sure when I’ll release a new album.”
The British singer also revealed that she is feeling quite vulnerable at the moment after her relationship ended.
Following numerous tweets from people revealing that they are glad Ellie is quitting music, her loyal fans instantly came to her defence and expressed their own distress that their idol won’t be making any more music in the foreseeable future.
Ellie admits she is happy for the distraction of her Delirium world tour, which began in Hamburg, Germany, two months ago and culminates in Perth, Australia, in seven months.
However, she is not the only British star to take an extended hiatus from music after the pressure of the industry became too much. Ed Sheeran told last year how he wanted to take nine months off to “get back to normality” and Oscar-winner Sam Smith said he wanted a break to live his life and “be a 23-year-old”.
Goulding has sold over 27 million singles across the world, produced three acclaimed albums and even sung for US President Barack Obama and his family at the White House.
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