Adele’s first concert in three years has left a lasting impression, after airing on NBC this week.
As well as sharing a touching and tearful moment with her fans at the end of the gig, which took place in New York last month, she also let them in on a secret surrounding her brand new ballad, All I Ask.
The track has been hailed as one of her most heartbreaking songs yet, after it was released online earlier in the year.
But the 27-year-old songstress admitted that she struggles to sing it live after surgery on her vocal chords resulted in a changing vocal range.
After performing the song, which she co-wrote with Bruno Mars, she joked with the crowd, ‘It’s better on record.’
Oh, Adele. How we love your wit and charm.
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The 25 singer explained: ‘It is, it’s f***ing, it’s really hard to sing. I had vocal surgery and then suddenly I could sing higher, I could sing lower, I could do whatever you wanted me to do.
‘As soon as I’m in front of you lot, I just f**k myself.’
Adele also pulled out her famous break-up anthem, Someone Like You, for an emotional rendition.
But the singer was quick to tell her audience that the song has taken on a different meaning, due to her happiness with partner Simon Konecki and their two-year-old son Angelo.
She opened up, ‘I don’t sing this from the same place anymore.
‘I sing it from an amazing place because of my man who is here tonight – and I love you – and this is the first show that he’s ever seen me do!’
Aw. She never fails to bring a tear…