Adele plays down 'five-year hiatus' remark

Adele performing at the Grammys Adele sang at the Grammys for the first time since her throat surgery

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Chart-topping singer Adele has played down suggestions she is to take a five-year break from the music business.

The reports were prompted by a profile in Vogue magazine in which she said she was considering a hiatus lasting "four or five years".

"Five years? More like five days!" she wrote on her blog following Sunday's Grammy awards in Los Angeles, which saw her walk way with six prizes.

Her UK spokesman said it was "just an off-hand comment".

Speaking ahead of the Grammys, however, her manager Jonathan Dickins said plans for a 2012 tour had yet to be properly discussed.

"We have to ease her back," he told Billboard magazine, referring to the throat problem and surgery that temporarily robbed the British star of her voice in 2011.

"I'm gonna [sic] let her enjoy this moment and not drive her mad," he went on. "We'll sit down and work out what we're doing going forward."

Adele made her live comeback at the Grammys ceremony, singing her hit Rolling in the Deep on a night that saw her showered with praise and accolades.

The 23-year-old is scheduled to perform at the Brit Awards in London on 21 February, where she is nominated in three categories.

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