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Adele is, if we’re being honest, a beautiful gift that we’ve never deserved.
But still, even though we know we don’t deserve her and all her glory, that doesn’t mean we’re ready for her to leave us anytime soon.
Unfortunately, it seems like we don’t have much of a choice, and thanks to a few new updates from the woman herself, we’re starting to prepare ourselves for the worst.
For our first piece of evidence, we have a note that Adele wrote and included in her tour program for her series of concerts at Wembley Stadium.
For the big finale of her current tour, she’s doing four shows at Wembley — or she was. More on that in a moment.
In the note, she wrote that “Touring is a peculiar thing, it doesn’t suit me particularly well.”
“I’m a real homebody and I get so much joy in the small things. Plus I’m dramatic and have a terrible history of touring. Until now that is!”
She wrote that she’d done 119 shows in the tour, plus the four at Wembley, and “I only ever did this tour for you and to hopefully have an impact on you the way that some of my favorite artists have had on me live.”
“And I wanted my final shows to be in London because I don’t know if I’ll ever tour again and so I want my last time to be at home.”
And there it is. Cuts like a knife, doesn’t it?
So according to that note, the fans that managed to get tickets to the finale of her tour are super, super lucky.
Or they were if they caught the first two shows.
Yesterday, after playing her second show, she made a heartfelt announcement on Twitter that she’d be canceling the remaining two shows.
Meaning that the tour is over, and there’s a good chance that we’ll never get another chance to see her tour again.
In the post she wrote on Twitter, Adele explained that “The last two nights at Wembley have been the biggest and best shows of my life.”
She said she never thought she could pull off a show that big — classic Adele adorableness.
“However,” she continued, “I’ve struggled vocally both nights. I had to push a lot harder than I normally do.”
She said that, after going to see her doctor, she learned that her vocal cords have been damaged, and “on medical advice I am unable to perform over the weekend.”
It’s not the first time she’s experienced trouble from her vocal cords — after experiencing some similar issues, she had to take a good deal of time off for surgery to repair the problem in 2011.
This time around, she told her fans that “To say I’m heartbroken would be a complete understatement.”
She’s been trying steroids and other various treatments, and she said that she’s considered pushing on with the show anyway, but if she did, she likely couldn’t even finish the set.
“I’m so desperate to do them that I’ve even considered miming, just to be in front of you and be with you,” she added.
That would be a whole new kind of precious, but she’s decided against that route.
“I’m sorry,” she wrote to her fans. “I’m sorry for your disappointment. I’m sorry for the nights you would have had with your loved ones and the memories you would have made together.”
“I’m sorry for the time and money you’ve spent organizing your trips. You know I would not make this decision lightly.”
Poor, sweet Adele also said that she’s really struggling with coming to terms that she won’t get to do those last two shows, but that she’ll figure out a way to make it right.
For the time being, she said that returns will be offered if the shows can’t be rescheduled, and she’ll have more information soon.
“I’m devastated,” she wrote at the end of her note. “I’m sorry. I love you I’m so sorry, please forgive me.”
How is this woman so perfect? And how can we go on if she never performs again?
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Disaster struck the city of London on June 14 when Grenfell Tower, a 24-storey block of flats, went up in flames.
It was a harrowing tale that has left at least 79 people dead or missing and presumed dead.
Firefighters appeared on the scene to tackle the blaze quickly, but it proved to be a difficult task as the fire spread from one end of the building to another.
The firefighters struggled to keep the fire under control because of how quickly it spread.
Part of the reason for that is down to the materials used to refurbish the building a few years back.
In the days that followed, it emerged that the cladding was banned in the U.K. because the materials were highly flammable.
Ever since the fire ripped through the building last week, members of the public and celebrities have been showing up at the scene to help out in any way they can.
Lilly Allen and Rita Ora have been spotted there, and even Adele.
All three of them are from London, so the incident must have hit a little too close to home for them.
The world is a scary place right now, with crazy things going on every single day.
Adele decided to surprise a group of firefighters on Monday and arrived with cake for them to thank them for their efforts in tackling the fire.
This act showed off just how relatable the singing sensation is.
Station manager, Ben King opened up to The Independent about her arrival at the station and what went down.
“So we opened the door to her and then she took her sunglasses off and said, ‘Hi, I’m Adele.’ Everyone was so shocked,” King recalled.
“She came in, came up to the mess and had a cup of tea with the watch and then she joined us for the minute’s silence. We have had so much support for the local community, and we cannot thank everyone enough.”
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It’s official — like, officially official: Adele is a married woman!
She’s always been a very private person, or at least as private as one can be while singing songs filled with intimate details of love and heartbreak.
Remember, we didn’t even know the name of her son until she wore a necklace with the kid’s name on it.
But over the weekend, Adele did a concert in Australia. And she gave quite the rare glimpse into her life.
Specifically, we’re talking about that bit where she revealed that she’s married to her boyfriend of several years, Simon Konecki.
At one point in the show, Adele began talking to her audience about her smash hit, “Someone Like You.” The song, of course, is about an old love moving on with someone else and all the pain and heartache that comes along with that scenario.
“I could see in their eyes as they were listening to it on their headphones that it reminded them of something or someone,” she said.
“I was trying to remember how it was I felt at the beginning of the relationship that inspired that record because as bad as a breakup can be, as bitter and horrible and messy as it can be …”
Let’s pause real quick and take a moment of silence for how much Adele knows about how “bitter and horrible and messy” breakups can be.
If you need to listen to 21 in its entirety, we understand.
“That feeling when you first fall for someone is the best feeling on earth,” she continued, “and I am addicted to that feeling.”
She added “Obviously I can’t go through with those feelings because I’m married now. I’ve found my next person.”
So sneaky for a marriage announcement, right?! But thankfully, she was direct about it. “I’m married now” can’t really be interpreted in too many ways.
She raised some serious suspicions that she’d secretly married Konecki last month at the Grammy Awards — during an acceptance speech, she referred to him as “my husband.”
But in an interview after the show, she spoke of him again and simply called him her “partner,” which was a little confusing.
And not in a fun way. Adele broke our hearts into millions of pieces all those years ago when she released her 21 album, so if she’d gotten married and gotten such a beautiful happy ending, we’d really want to know, you know?
But now, we know. And it’s a wonderful feeling.
Congrats, Adele, you magical human being, you!
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Adele sang “Hello”, paid tribute go George Michael, and won just about every award that Beyonce didn’t take home, but it’s a single word the singer uttered while accepting her Album of the Year Grammy that really has fans buzzing this morning.
In her speech, Adele referred to baby daddy Simon Konecki as her husband.
Rumors that Adele and Konecki are married have been circulating for years, and the father of 4-year-old Angelo James is always by the music icon’s side at awards shows and other public appearances.
But last night was the first time that Adele publicly confirmed that she and Konecki are hitched.
Or did she?
At a post-show press conference, Adele referred to Konecki simply as her “partner.”
So which is it?
Are Adele and Konecki married but trying to keep it low-key, and she screwed up by hitting him with the “husband” tag in front of millions.
Or is Adele just one of those annoying people who calls her boyfriend her husband sometimes because they’re “practically married.”
We’re leaning toward the former explanation, but you never know …
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Adele took home Grammys for Record of the Year, Album of the Year and Song of the Year, and expressed disbelief over the fact that she beat Queen Bey in all three categories.
We’re sure the Bey Hive was equally shocked.
But hey, there’s plenty of industry love to go around, particularly since those two split like 90% of it last night.
Their relationships with fans couldn’t be much more different (Bey puts it all out there; Adele guards her privacy as best she can), but when it comes to music industry dominance, these two are sharing space at the very top of the totem pole.
The 2017 Grammy Awards were Adele's night, with so many unforgettable moments attributed to her, it's hard to know where to start.
Her tribute to the late George Michael stood out in particular, though, because of how she flubbed it – then recovered in amazing fashion.
About a minute into her performance honoring the music icon, who died on Christmas 2016, Adele put a stop to it and asked for a re-do.
She briefly cursed and asked the band to restart her rendition of "Fastlove, pt. 1," saying she didn't want to mess this one up for Michael.
Referring to the show's producer Ken Ehrlich, and the technical issues that plagued her performance last year, she said, "I'm sorry Ken."
"I know it’s live TV; I’m sorry I can’t do it again, like last year. I’m sorry for swearing. I’m sorry for starting again. Can we please start it again?"
"I’m sorry … I cant mess this up for him. I’m sorry."
"I’m sorry for swearing! I’m really sorry. Sorry.”
It was worth it. Adele went on to turn in a beautiful, stunning tribute, in which scenes from Michael's iconic career played on screen.
She received a standing ovation – perhaps even bigger than the one that followed the show-opening Adele "Hello" Grammy performance.
It was an unorthodox, but moving take on the track.
“Adele chose to sing ‘Fastlove, pt. 1’ herself,” reveals an Adele source. “That was her pick. She really wanted to perform that song.”
Michael would have likely been touched by it.
"He would smile and be so proud that this artist is performing this song," James Corden, the host of the event, said of Adele's performance.
Michael sold over 100 million records during his career, first as a teen idol and later as an introspective, boundary-pushing solo artist.
The openly gay, two-time Grammy winner was an innovator in the studio and on stage, and a dedicated philanthropist in his personal life.
It's no surprise that his legacy has touched so many brilliant performers across generations and around the world, Adele among them.
As for Adele, she won Album of the Year last night, though if you take her word for it, it was Beyonce who truly deserved to win the honor.
“I’m very humbled and I’m very grateful and gracious, but my artist of my life is Beyoncé," the 28-year-old singer told the audience.
"This album to me, the Lemonade album, was just so monumental. It was so monumental and thought-out and so beautiful and soul-baring."
"We all got to see another side to you that you don’t always let us see and we appreciate that. All us artists here adore you. You are our light!”
Fans also apparently learned, over the course of that same speech, that the notoriously private Adele is married to Simon Konecki.
Quite a night! Watch her tribute to Michael below: