With her next album scheduled to drop at the end of this week, Adele returned to the stage for a televised concert special that additionally featured a sit-down chat with Oprah Winfrey last night.
via: New York Post
Adele admitted she is not “fazed” by fan backlash over her remarkable physical transformation, which saw the UK superstar morph into a svelte, self-proclaimed “athlete” who kills in the gym.
The 33-year-old “Rolling in the Deep” singer dropped the bombshell on Oprah Winfrey ahead of releasing her anticipated album “30.”
When Winfrey, 67, probed Adele for a response to some fans feeling “betrayed” by her weight loss, the long-time body positivity advocate didn’t pull any punches.
“I feel bad if anyone feels horrible about themselves but that’s not my job. I’m trying to sort my own life out,” Adele — full name Adele Laurie Blue Adkins — told Winfrey of her metamorphosis during their “One Night Only” concert/interview combo special Sunday on CBS.
The 15-time Grammy winner revealed she shed “somewhere around” 100 pounds from 2017 to 2019 as she coped with “terrifying anxiety attacks” while ending her “life-saving” marriage to entrepreneur Simon Konecki, 47. The London native attributed her new look in large part to exercise, explaining that she was able to “deadlift” a whopping 170 pounds at her strongest.
“I’m actually an athlete, I’m not even boasting,” the “Easy on Me” singer said, adding that she’s also a “very good boxer” who packs a “left hook that could kill you.”
Adele also notably hired a personal trainer and allegedly (she has since denied reports) followed the sirtfood diet, a meal plan focusing on sirtuins, or proteins in your body that specialize in cellular health and metabolism, among other things.
Later on, the star was questioned by Winfrey about the backlash over her dramatic transformation, which saw many social media fans slam the excessive praise over her new body as harmful and fatphobic.
Adele responded that she was not shocked as “my body has been objectified my entire career.”
“I was body positive then and I’m body positive now,” the vocalist continued. “It’s not my job to validate how people feel about their bodies.”
Adele’s weight loss apparently hasn’t affected her voice, which she displayed Sunday to multiple standing ovations in “Adele One Night Only” — a CBS concert special pre-taped at LA’s Griffith Observatory.
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