During the opening of her concert in Antwerp, Belgium, Adele became so emotional that she could barely keep her tears from falling. Her emotional speech was in relation to the mass shooting that happened at The Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida?a horrific incident that took the lives of 50 and wounded 53 more.
Adele?s Antwerp concert took place the same day the mass shooting happened.
The 28-year-old English singer behind such massive hits as ?Someone Like You,? ?Send My Love (To Your New Lover)? ?Hello,? and ?Rolling in the Deep,? opened the concert by telling everyone in the venue that she was dedicating the entire show to the casualties of the shooting, which is now tagged as the ?deadliest mass shooting in US history.?
?The LGBTQ community, they’re like my soul mates since I was really young so I’m really moved by it,” she said, trying her best to hold back the tears.
In an attempt to lighten up the atmosphere, Adele said, ?I don’t know why I’m crying already, because most of tonight is pretty miserable, because my songs are fucking miserable,?
?I do have two songs that sound happy, but they’re not and if you like to dance, this is your final chance, literally.?
The decorated singer then started to belt out her 2011 hit ?Rumour Has It,? to the delight of the crowd.
According to US Magazine, this is not the first time Adele used her concert as a venue to air her views.
?This is the second time in less than a week that Adele has used one of her live performances to make a statement. On the June 9 stop of her 25 tour in Paris, she responded to producer Tony Visconti?s recent interview with the Daily Star, in which he said that the British songbird?s impressive vocals are ?questionable? and insinuated that they are possibly assisted by Auto-Tune.
?Some d–khead tried to say that my voice was not me on record,? she said in between songs. ?Dude, suck my d–k.?
Tony Visconti has since issued his apology to Adele. He maintained that his words might have been misconstrued.
He told Billboard:
?I?m sorry that what I said in regards to what?s being played on radio was misconstrued, yet I cannot apologize for something taken the wrong way. If Adele has taken my comments as offensive that was certainly not my intent. Adele has a great voice and it brings pleasure to millions.?
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