The chart-topping British singer-songwriter revealed to Deadline that it was his plan to take a break this year - that was until he found out he had been nominated for an Oscar.
"Obviously, the Oscars have changed stuff a little bit, because I was meant to just have the entire year off," he said. "I've learned some stuff about myself in the past few months, and the truth is, I can't take time off."
However, Sam - who showed off his recent weight loss at the Grammy Awards - still isn't going to be releasing any music any time soon.
He said he currently doesn't have a plan to release anything, adding: "I don't think I want to release anything for a bit. I just want the music to be right, so at the moment I'm just trying to get back to a comfortable place."
However, what Sam does intend to do is spend more time with his family.
"I'm trying to live as well a little bit, and I think next month I'm going to force myself to just stay at home and see my mum and dad and my sisters because I feel like I've missed out on their lives a bit the last few years, so that's my plan."
Sam will be performing at this year's Oscars and he is also a nominee for best original song for the Spectre theme 'Writing's on the Wall'.
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