Veteran British singer Sir Cliff Richard is taking a hiatus for the whole of 2012 after "overdoing it" with a heavy touring schedule during the last three years.
The Summer Holiday hitmaker has completed four treks since the start of 2009 and he's decided to give himself some rest over the next 12 months.
Sir Cliff also insists he's chosen to take the break because it was "asking too much" of his loyal fans to expect them to keep buying concert tickets.
In a video message posted on his Facebook.com page, he says, "I do wish all of you well for the new year. I don't know if I'm going to be able to see you in concert (in 2012). I'll probably be able to do a television (gig) or two if there's any offers in that direction.
"As you know, I have done four tours in three years and I felt like I was overdoing it. Not for me so much, I like doing them, but I felt I was asking too much of you, the fans, coming out and buying tickets and stuff.
"I've given this year a time to be off. So I'm not going to be that busy."