Katy Perry to take an "extended break" from the spotlight


'I need to let my heart heal': Katy Perry to take an 'extended break' from the spotlight

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01:11 GMT, 25 June 2012

Katy Perry is reported to be planning an 'extended break' from her career.

Following her work commitments promoting her film Katy Perry: Part Of Me, the singer, 27, is understood to be retreating from the spotlight.

Katy is claimed to have told her camp that she 'needs to let her heart heal.'

Taking a break: Katy Perry is claimed to be planning an extended break soon to 'let her heart heal' following her divorce

Taking a break: Katy Perry is claimed to be planning an extended break soon to 'let her heart heal' following her divorce

Katy has worked practically non-stop since the announcement of her split from husband Russell Brand in January.

And while both parties have moved on with new flames, her new fly-on-the-wall documentary, which includes footage of the singer dealing with the break-up, is said to have re-opened the wounds.

The Daily Mirror claims that the Wide Awake singer will be taking time off from next month.

Retreating: The singer is said to be taking time off from her busy schedule from next month

Retreating: The singer is said to be taking time off from her busy schedule from next month

Katy Perry spoke frankly about her decision to include footage of herself dealing with the split in the documentary during an appearance on Jay Leno last week.

'It wasn't always exciting to watch those unflattering scenes where I'm crying and having an intense moment,' she told the host.

She
continued, 'But I think that people will relate to the movie even more
seeing me at my lowest point and now at my highest point.'

Split: Footage of Katy dealing with her split from husband Russell Brand (pictured in December) is shown in her film Katy Perry: Part Of Me

Split: Footage of Katy dealing with her split from husband Russell Brand (pictured in December) is shown in her film Katy Perry: Part Of Me

She
said: 'I think that if you went to see the movie and it was completely
avoided you come out of that theatre going, “Hmmm…That's strange, I
know something else did happen at that time in her life last year.”'

She then went on to say that she believes she handled the collapse of her 14-month union with 'the most integrity' in the film.

'I
wanted to handle it very delicately with the most integrity I could
possibly have and show people that like “Look yeah I'm going through
some of the same situations that half of America goes through”, and
somehow I landed on my feet and you don't have to lay down and die even
if you feel like you're going to.'

Hectic: The singer has worked constantly since the announcement of the split in January

Hectic: The singer has worked constantly since the announcement of the split in January