There's a lot performers do in the name of their art. For Sam Smith, it's smooching. 

He may have taken a brief break to repair his vocal chords after surgery, but now the 22-year-old "Writing's On the Wall" singer has explained to Ellen DeGeneres why he's elected to embark on a full year hiatus from the industry. 

"Now you've decided to just take a year off and do nothing?" the daytime talk show host inquired during Friday's episode of The Ellen DeGeneres Show.

"It's actually a really recent decision. This could change," the Grammy winner admitted. "I change my mind all the time, but I kind of decided a few months ago that I need to have a little bit of a break." 

But, whatever will he be doing for a full year without any musical obligations?

"My music is so personal and I need to live my life," he declared. "I basically need to kiss some more boys so I can write some songs." Us, too, Sam Smith, us too. 

DeGeneres agreed. "I was gonna say we need to hear more stories."

"I need to go and make the stories so I can write about them," he answered. 

Sam Smith, Ellen DeGeneres

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 In addition to revealing his plans for future makeout sessions, the young crooner was also gifted by DeGeneres with some much-needed furniture for his temporary break. 

She presented Smith with an all-in-one La-Z-Boy equipped with a mini piano and music stand attached so he can create chart-topping tunes from the comfort of his own chair.

The comedian took the gift one step further by presenting her guest with a matching La-Z-Boy for his new cat, Henry—whom he says he's training to be a dog—adorned with mice figurines and a food bowl. 

With a chair to both crash and canoodle on, it seems Smith is all set. 

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