Adele says she was ‘the shell of a person’ after canceling Vegas residency

During a recent conversation with “Desert Island Discs” on BBC Radio 4, the superstar singer shared that she felt “a shell of a person” for a few months after she had to disappoint her fans.

“I just had to wait it out and just grieve about it,” she said. “I think I just grieve for the shows and get over the guilt, but it was brutal.”

Adele announced the cancellation in tears in January, a day before the highly anticipated concerts were due to begin.

Now she says she “definitely felt everyone’s disappointment” as well as being “devastated” and “afraid to let them down.”

“I thought I could pull it off and make it work, but I couldn’t. I stand by that decision,” Adele said. “I don’t think any other artist would have done what I did and I think that’s why it was such a huge, huge story.”

“I’m not just going to do a show because I have to or because people are going to be disappointed or because we’re going to lose a lot of money,” she added.

Adele returned to the stage this weekend to headline London’s BST Hyde Park festival.

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