Adele celebrated a 'divorce party' with fans at her Las Vegas show on Friday, after growing visibly emotional during a performance of her hit song, Someone Like You.
The British superstar teared up over her divorce from Simon Konecki during her latest stint of Weekends with Adele, after helping a fan in the audience to mark her own marital separation.
Adele is currently in the second month of her first-ever concert residency, which will run every Friday and Saturday at the Colosseum of Caesars Palace in Las Vegas until March 25. The sold-out show was initially due to kick off in January 2022 but was postponed at the last minute due to COVID-19-related delays.
Adele confirmed in July that the glitzy residency had been rescheduled to begin in November, revealing that she was "ecstatic" to share the promising update after calling the postponement the "worst moment" of her career.
Weekends with Adele has seen the Tottenham native perform multiple new tracks from her highly-anticipated 30 album, including Easy on Me and My Little Love, along with classics from her previous records like Hello and Turning Tables. Her live shows are known to be incredibly emotional events, with fans regularly being moved to tears by the Grammy-award-winner's powerful vocals and poignant lyrics.
It was Adele who became snuffly on Friday, however, following a performance of her 2011 hit song, Someone Like You. After learning that a fan in the audience was celebrating their divorce with 13 friends, Adele was quick to share her own experience of heartbreak with her 4000 guests.
"I know all about broken hearts," she said, likely referring to her split from ex-husband Simon Konecki. Adele's divorce from the charity CEO was finalized in 2021, two years after the couple separated. She has since found love with US sports agent, Rich Paul, and continues to co-parent her 10-year-old son, Angelo, with Simon.
"I got a bit emotional earlier, now I’m really crying. I have tears running down my cheeks."
She then admitted that she was touched by her fan's 'divorce party', calling the breakdown of relationships "traumatic."
"You bringing all your friends is so moving to me," she said. "Relationships falling apart, whether you’re married or not, it’s really difficult – it’s really traumatic."
Adele also made a candid revelation about her mental health journey on stage, telling the crowds that she was receiving 'five therapy sessions a day' when she was going through her divorce.
She has now begun having therapy again on a weekly basis, having gone a 'few years' without any treatment. The Rolling in the Deep singer explained that she realized she needed to restart the process when she "stopped holding myself accountable for my own behavior and the things I would say."
"Now I am doing it because I just want to make sure I'm topping myself up every week to make sure I can give you everything," she added.
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Hailing from the lovely city of Dublin, Emma mainly covers the Royal Family and the entertainment world, as well as the occasional health and wellness feature. Always up for a good conversation, she has a passion for interviewing everyone from A-list celebrities to the local GP - or just about anyone who will chat to her, really.
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