Saturday, 15 December 2012

Das Freizeit-Magazin, 1977: ABBA is taking a baby break

Since four months, ABBA has retained a mysterious radio silence: after 'Knowing Me, Knowing You', there has been no new hit single by the four Swedes, they didn't do any television shows and no performances. Now, ABBA has made their secret public. "I'm going to have a baby," revealed blonde Agnetha (27) in an exclusive interview with the Freizeit-Magazin. "That's why we are taking a break, that is going to last until November. With my little daughter Linda, the pregnancy was already very difficult. That's why I have to take it easy the coming months."
The baby break is coming exactly at the peak of ABBA's career. Was it a planned child? "We really didn't plan it," Agnetha admits. "Though Björn and I have always wanted a second child, but not so soon. For health reasons, I'm not taking the pill, and that's why it can always happen. I was a little afraid to tell Björn about it. After all we didn't reckon with a baby in our extremely busy schedule. But Björn was overwhelmed with joy from the first moment on and he is really looking forward to our second child. The way that Anni-Frid and Benny are looking after me is touching as well. I believe all four of us are glad to have some peace and quiet for a while."
In the coming four months Agnetha - who has become a little fuller in her face already - still has to be in front of a camera. "In Stockholm, we are shooting the last few scenes for our movie that should be released in the cinemas in December, simultaneously with our new album and single," says Agnetha. "It's going to be a crazy, hilarious movie in which we will be seen during concerts as well as in our private lives."
When will Agnetha's baby be born? "I must have become pregnant somewhere in March and the doctors have calculated that the baby will be born between 10 and 20 November," Agnetha reveals. "Anyhow, Björn and I really hope it's going to be a boy. Then Linda will finally get her long-awaited little brother."

1 comment:

Monica said...

Sweet story. :o)