Adele is defending her choice to put off her much-awaited residency in Las Vegas. The “Easy On Me” singer revealed in a new interview with BBC Radio 4 Sunday that she stands by her last-minute decision to cancel her gigs in Sin City, despite being afraid to let her fans down.
Adele told BBC’s Lauren Laverne, “I absolutely felt everyone’s sadness, and I was devastated, and I was afraid of letting them down. I still stand by my decision because I believed I could put it all together and make it work.
At the end of the day, Adele said that the performance was simply “not good enough.” This was similar to her initial reasoning for canceling the residency back in January, which included the COVID-19 epidemic, a lack of time, and delivery delays.
She said, “You can’t buy me, you can’t buy me for nothing.” “I’m not going to just do a concert because I have to, or because people will be disappointed, or because we’ll lose a tonne of money,” the performer said.
The 34-year-old singer admitted that it was a difficult decision and that she received a barrage of abuse after opting to cancel the gigs.
Adele said, “I was a shell of a person for a few months. It was horrible, but all I could do was wait it out and, I think, just lament the shows and get over the guilt.
Adele says she’s “working on it,” but she hasn’t given a specific date when fans might anticipate seeing her on the Las Vegas Strip.
Of course, I could regularly post on TikTok or Instagram Live that “I’m working on it,” she said. Naturally, I’m working on it.
She told BBC that she won’t share the news until there is anything to share since she doesn’t want to continue to let her supporters down.
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The singer continued, “I won’t update you if I don’t have anything to provide you with because that just leads to more disappointment.”
Adele’s interview with BBC came just one day after the singer performed her first concert in five years, which drew large crowds. Her ex-husband Simon Konecki and boyfriend Rich Paul attended the concert together in the VIP section.
They were all seated together, along with Cameron Diaz and her husband Benji Madden. According to sources, Millie Bobby Brown, James Corden, and Tom Cruise were all present during Adele’s performance.
Adele performed “I Drink Wine” at the 2022 Brit Awards in February following the Adele One Night Only programme late last year, which was televised prior to the release of her fourth studio album, 30. This was the singer’s first time performing live since.