Renowned British singer Adele recently shared with fans during her Las Vegas residency that she was “borderline alcoholic” in her 20s. Now, the “Hello” songstress confessed she has quit alcohol and is living a sober life.
The artist mentioned during one of her performances that she stopped drinking some time ago, though it feels like forever, specifying it’s about three and a half months.
“It’s boring. I mean, I was literally borderline alcoholic for quite a lot of my 20s, but I miss it so much,” Adele shared.
She also added a touch of humor in her conversation with an attendee, “So enjoy your whiskey sour. I’m very, very jealous.”
Adele Opens Up About Past Alcohol Struggles and Her Journey to Sobriety
Adele also reminisced about a visit to Las Vegas during the pandemic, where she consumed several bottles of wine before noon.
“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 reportedly said in March with a bottle in her hand, according to the Daily Mail.
Last year, at 35, the singer confessed in an interview for Vogue that her alcohol consumption got “earlier and earlier” as time went on during the pandemic.
Later, she revealed to Oprah Winfrey that she decided to quit alcohol amidst her divorce from Simon Konecki, while working on her album “30.” Now Adele is in a relationship with sports agent Rich Paul.
Adele emphasized that one of the best ways to get to know oneself is by staying sober and drinking water.
She also shared a bit about how she celebrates her son Angelo’s birthday, who will turn 11 this week. “We have got a busy week coming celebrating him,” she said, explaining that like her, her son takes his birthday very seriously, extending the celebrations for a week or even a month.
The singer also shared that her father’s battle with alcoholism, who passed away in 2021 due to bowel cancer, was an experience that marked her. “It took my dad from me,” she expressed.
In her 2021 song “I Drink Wine”, Adele reflects on how childhood innocence was replaced by solace in wine.
During her divorce process, she admitted that initially, she turned to alcohol, but then focused on working on herself, which included a workout routine to keep anxiety at bay.
“It was never about losing weight, it was always about becoming strong and giving myself as much time every day without my phone. I got quite addicted to it,” she shared with British Vogue.
Adele’s candidness about her personal struggles provides an intimate perspective on the challenges she faced and how she has worked to overcome them, showcasing once again her ability to connect with listeners not just through her music, but also through her shared life experiences.
With information from Fox News