London: A relaxed, six-month long break on a mountain is all that British singer Cheryl Cole wants after going through a marriage split and contracting malaria in 2010.
"It would be nice to take six months out and got to a mountain top and just meditate, let myself go," Cole has been quoted as saying by Contactmusic.com.
Last year was quite stressful for her as she divorced her soccer player husband Ashley Cole and battled potentially-fatal malaria, which she contracted during a trip to Africa with rumoured boyfriend Derek Hough.
After her split, she even thought of taking some therapy, but decided against it.
"It crossed my mind but I'm not trusting enough to bare my soul to a stranger. I'm lucky that I've got friends and family to turn to," she said.
No matter how she felt, she was determined to put on a brave face in public.
"It's very much a perception. Nobody knows what I went through behind closed doors.
"Nobody knows what it was like when I was on my own. Of course I held it together in public. Who wouldn't?" she said.
Cole is now a judge on the US version of The X Factor.