Lily Allen takes break from singing

Updated: Jul 02, 2010, 08:42 AM IST

London: Singer Lily Allen is taking a break from singing to fulfil her dream of becoming a mother.

"I don`t think I`m that young to have a baby. My mother had me when she was 23. It`s difficult as a woman who wants a family," she said.

"Kids take up your whole life, particularly in the first two or three years. So it wouldn`t be very responsible of me to commit to doing a world tour if I had a baby," Allen added.

The 25-year-old singer was heartbroken after suffering a miscarriage in January 2008 with then-boyfriend Ed Simons` baby. She recently announced she was taking an extended break from music and was hoping to have a baby in the first year of her sabbatical, reports contactmusic.com.

"It`ll be a minimum of four or five years before I make a record again. I`d like to have a child within a year. I know what commitment it takes to release an album. I don`t think that mixes well with the idea of settling down and having children, which is ultimately my goal and more of a priority than flying around the world," she said.

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