Adele Shows No Regrets after suddenly ending her stint at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace from January to April. She opened up about the remorse she felt.
Adele is responding to criticism she received for abruptly delaying her Las Vegas residency earlier this year.
The British singer, 34, opened up to BBC Radio 4’s Desert Island Discs about the shame she felt after suddenly ending the run at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace in January through April, but she claims she has no regrets about the difficult decision she made.
Adele admitted that she “certainly felt everyone’s sadness and I was devastated, and I was afraid of letting them down.” I still stand by my decision because I thought I could put it all together and make it work.
Just one day before it was set to start on January 21, the superstar singer canceled her Weekends With Adele residency in an emotional Instagram video, citing production delays brought on by COVID-19.
“I’m not going to just do a show because I have to or because people are going to be let down or because we’re going to lose loads of money. I’m like, the show’s not good enough,” Adele told BBC Radio 4.
Despite being confident in her decision to postpone the residency, the singer says the aftermath of the ordeal left her feeling despondent. “I was a shell of a person for a couple of months,” she said. “I just had to wait it out and just grieve it, I guess, just grieve the shows and get over the guilt, but it was brutal.”
As of the time of publication, the residency in Las Vegas had not been rescheduled.
“Of course I could be someone on TikTok or Instagram Live every day being like, ‘I’m working on it’,” Adele explained. “Of course I’m working on it! I’m not gonna update you if I ain’t got nothing to update you with because that just leads to more disappointment.”
The “Hello” singer performed in public for the first time in five years on Friday at London’s BST Hyde Park Festival. Rumor Has It, “Rolling In the Deep,” and other favorites were played during her two-hour show, while the song “Oh My God” from her 30 album made its live debut.
“My God, I’m back at home,” the multi-Grammy Award winner told the sold-out audience. “It’s so strange to be in front of a crowd again. I get so nervous before each show but I love being up here.”
Adele’s performance at BST Hyde Park was her first in front of a crowd since two appearances at London’s Wembley Stadium in 2017. She performed at the Brit Awards in February most recently, and she made several television appearances before the publication of 30 in November 2021.