Adele, the multi-award winning singer-songwriter, recently took the stage in Las Vegas with a surprising confession and an exciting announcement. During her residency show at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace, the 34-year-old artist admitted to drinking excessively during the initial stages of the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown.
Battling with Alcohol during Quarantine
Holding a glass of wine on stage, Adele shared with the audience her experiences during the early days of the pandemic lockdown. "I remember when I came here in COVID, in lockdown, it was 11 a.m.
and I was definitely like four bottles of wine in—like we all were," she said. The singer, who is known for her hits such as "Hello" and "Someone Like You," revealed that the lockdowns led to excessive drinking for many individuals, including herself. "I said in 2020 that I wanted to put my album out.
And we were all at home just drunk basically," Adele added. However, the artist has since then made a conscious effort to abstain from alcohol and has spoken openly about the positive impact it has had on her life. Adele told Oprah Winfrey, "That's one great way of really sort of getting to know yourself, is just drinking water and being sober as anything."
Adele Brings Back to Life with Residency
The London-born artist was also excited to announce the extension of her Las Vegas residency, adding 34 shows running up until November.
She also mentioned that a concert film would be released. Adele credited the residency for "bringing her back to life." She said, "Playing to 4,000 people for 34 nights is not enough. And I know it's not enough, so I am coming back." Adele shared that she feels safe and at home in Las Vegas and considers her residency shows as a way to have a night out and see her friends.
"I feel so safe in here. My life is tiny. I don't really leave my house and that's by choice," she said. "My life used to be massive when I was younger. But it is like the bigger my career has got, the more scared and anxious I have become." The singer added, "I hang out with my dogs, my son, and my boyfriend, and chat away with my housekeeper.
On Friday and Saturdays, I really look forward to coming [to Vegas] and it feels like having a night out and seeing my friends. It's brought me back to life."
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