Timberlake To Take Hiatus

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October 28, 2011 | 11:55am EST

Justin Timberlake is planning to step out of the spotlight for a career break so he can travel and be “spontaneous”.
The SexyBack singer has been working hard to relaunch himself as an actor in recent years, but has now decided he needs some time off.

Timberlake admits turning 30 back in January inspired him to slow down and he now wants to take an extended break to travel the world.

He tells Esquire magazine, “I think you can work and work and work and never really live. The plan is to have no plan. I’ll probably travel, but I’d rather be spontaneous. I feel like I’ve earned at least a little bit of time to do that…

“There were times I was motivated by the fact I wanted to be the biggest music star in the world. Maybe it wasn’t a conscious thought, but it was an underlying theme. I’ve spent a lot of time feeling like I needed to validate so much of who I was by what I did.

“After I turned 30 I started asking myself questions why… The only validation I crave now is to be inspired in the same way I’ve always been. That’s all I really owe myself at this point. If I stopped now, I could look at everything I’ve done and be so proud.”