Even though Adele — recently named Billboard’s “Artist of the Year” — is basking in the success of her sophomore album “21,” which to date has sold over 13 million copies worldwide since its January 2011 release, the 23-year-old London native says she isn’t even thinking about her third album.

In fact, fans of the British singer, who is currently recovering from emergency throat surgery, shouldn’t expect another album from her for another 2 to 3 years.

“I’m really looking forward to some time to do nothing. I imagine I’ll be 25 or 26 by the time my next record comes out, as I haven’t even thought about my third record yet,” Adele told Billboard. “I’m just gonna lay some concrete, set up home and just ‘be’ for a bit. I’ll disappear and come back with a record when it’s good enough. There will be no new music until it’s good enough and until I’m ready.”

When asked if she had started writing any songs for the follow-up to her 4x Platinum album “21,” she responded, “Nope!”

For those wondering how Adele is doing following her vocal surgery, she said, “The surgery couldn’t have gone better. But because I was singing with damaged vocal chords for three or four months and because of the surgery and because of the silence after the surgery I now have to build myself back up vocally.”

She continued, “It’s gonna be a lot easier for me to sing now. And mentally I won’t be worried about my voice on stage anymore. So I have to get used to that. That’ll take most of January, so February I’ll be singing properly!”

[Billboard]