updated 02/14/2012 AT 4:00 PM ET
•originally published 02/14/2012 AT 5:45 PM ET
“I am f–––––– off for four or five years,” she tells Vogue in its March issue.
“If I am constantly working, my relationships fail. So at least now I can have enough time to write a happy record and be in love and be happy … I won’t come out with new music until it’s better than 21.”
The current love Adele, 23, refers to is former investment banker Simon Konecki, 37.
“He’s wonderful,” she gushes of her beau, CEO of charity Drop4Drop. “And he’s proud of me, but he [doesn’t] care about what I do or what other people think. He looks after me. I don’t think I would have gotten through the recovery for my surgery if it hadn’t been for him.”