After abstaining from alcohol for over four months, Adele has decided to break her sobriety.
During the final Las Vegas residency concert of the year, the singer told the audience that she’s planning to drink during her time off from performing.
According to The Daily Mail, she said to the crowd at the Colosseum Caesar Palace, “I’m just going to chill. I’m annoyed as well that I’m sick because this is red wine weather. I stopped drinking but obviously now I’m ready to start again because it is my break.”
During her performance, Adele explained why she had to stop consuming her drink of choice: red wine. “I can’t drink red wine ever when I’m singing because I don’t know about you, but red wine f***s me up. I cannot handle it,” she said.
Adele continued, “A glass of red wine tips me over the edge. I have the worst hangover, my whole mouth and tongue turns red. I look like a disaster and it just gets rid of my voice.”
She then revealed to the audience that she’d saved a bottle of Châteauneuf-du-Pape wine at home, but was waiting until she had recovered from an illness to treat herself.
In October, the Grammy-winning artist told the crowd at one of her Vegas shows that she had “stopped drinking maybe like three and a half months ago.”
She said that being sober was “boring.”
Adele added, “I was literally borderline alcoholic for quite a lot of my 20s, but I miss it so much.”
She then told a fan in the crowd to “enjoy your whiskey sour,” admitting she was “very, very jealous.”
During a Vegas performance in March, she told fans that during COVID lockdown, she was drinking heavily.
“it was 11am and I was definitely like four bottles of wine in—like we all were,” she recalled. “I said in 2020 that I wanted to put my album out. And we were all at home just drunk basically.”
This isn’t the first time Adele has tried being sober.
In 2021, she told Rolling Stone that she had given up alcohol for six months, because she was “tired of constant ‘hangxiety,'” referencing the anxiety that comes with hangovers.
On the same year, she opened up to Vogue about being concerned over her alcohol dependency.
“I got really famous right as Amy Winehouse died, and we watched her die right in front of our eyes,” she said. “I’ve always had a very close relationship with alcohol. I was always very fascinated by alcohol. It’s what kept my dad from me. So I always wanted to know what was so great about it.”
Adele noted that as her star power rose, she wanted to be very careful about how she presented herself.