Adele finally talks about canceled shows in Las Vegas | Celebrity News | Showbiz and television
The 34-year-old singer, who performed to sold-out crowds in London’s Hyde Park yesterday and Friday – her first public gigs in the UK in five years – also revealed the ‘brutal’ reaction to her decision had left him a shell of a person.
Adele canceled her highly anticipated concerts at Caesar’s Palace just 24 hours before she was due to perform her first show there in January, saying the production was not ready.
The Someone Like You hit-maker has faced backlash for failing to reschedule the shows so far, with some accusing him of “diva” behavior.
On Radio 4’s Desert Island Records, Adele told host Lauren Laverne: “I really felt everyone’s disappointment and I was devastated.
“I was afraid to let them down. I thought I could put it together and make it work, and I couldn’t. And I stand by that decision.
“I don’t think any other artist would have done what I did and that’s why it was such a massive story. You can’t buy me.
But she also fired back at those who questioned the lack of information about rescheduled shows by saying, “Of course I’m working on it!
“I’m not going to update you if I don’t have anything to update you on because that only adds to the disappointment. Maybe my silence was fatal, I don’t know.
Describing the impact the Vegas episode had on her, she said: “It was awful. I was a shell of a person for a few months.
“I just had to wait and cry, I guess. Just mourn the shows and overcome the guilt. But it was violent. »
She also discussed her noticeable weight loss, saying her new found passion for exercise has helped her cope with chronic anxiety.
However, she said she regretted the way some of her fans reacted to the change, saying, “Some of the ones I saw were young, they were around 15, and there were other people who felt very betrayed by me, thinking “oh, she gave in to the pressure”, which didn’t really bother me because they don’t hold my hand at night at 4am when I crying with anxiety and needing a distraction.”
The mother-of-one also revealed that her partner, US sports agent Rich Paul, 40, has helped her become less reclusive, explaining, “He’s like, ‘If you want to go to that restaurant, you should go and if you want to go to this birthday party, you should go”.