Monday, April 22, 2024

Drake Break Coming as Rapper’s New Album Hits Number 1, Will Take Year Off for Health


Drake is taking a break.

The Canadian rapper says today that he’s about to close the door to his studio for a year. The reason? Health. He’s having stomach issues.

Luckily, Drake’s new album, called “For All the Dogs,” hit number on the iTunes chart overnight after its release. So he’ll have nothing to worry about while these dogs are barking up a storm the next few months.

“I probably won’t make music for a little bit,” Drake said during an episode of his show “Table for One” on Sirius XM’s Sound 42, per Hot97. “I’m going to be real with you. I need to focus on my health, first and foremost, and I’ll talk about that soon enough. Nothing crazy, but just like, you know, I want people to be healthy in life.”

“I’ve been having the craziest problems for years with my stomach. I’m just saying what it is,” the rapper continued. “So, I need to focus on my health, and I need to get [that] right, and I’m going to that.

“I have a lot of other things that I would love to focus on. So, I’ma lock the door in the studio for a little bit. I don’t even know what a little bit is,” he continued. “Maybe a year or so, maybe a little longer.”

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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