Adele Gets Candid About Going to Therapy Amid Divorce and Her Return to Music

"[It] actually terrifies me and fills me with dread," the artist said of performing live.

She may sing about drinking wine, but Adele is also a very big proponent of going to therapy.

During her Las Vegas residency show at The Colosseum on Saturday, Dec. 10, the “Easy on Me” singer shared with concertgoers how her relationship with therapy has ebbed and flowed over the years, especially amid her divorce from ex-husband Simon Konecki and highly anticipated return to music.

“A relationship falling apart, whether you’re married or not, it’s really difficult and it’s really traumatic,” she told the audience, as reported by Buzzfeed News. “When I was going through my divorce, I was basically having five therapy sessions a day.”

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Since getting back on tour (and the drama surrounding her delayed residency), Adele has started therapy again in effort to better herself as both a role model and performer.

“I stopped holding myself accountable for my own behavior and the things I would say,” she admitted. “But now I am doing it because I just want to make sure I’m topping myself up every week to make sure I can give you everything.”

Though she loves each and every one of her fans, Adele explained that performing live actually takes a very big toll on her mental health. As of late, the “Rolling the Deep” artist said her therapy sessions have largely focused around her Vegas shows and have been “so emotional.”

“I love making music, but there is something about performing live that actually terrifies me and fills me with dread,” Adele said. “That is why I am not a big touring artist.”

However, the love and support from fans has helped outweigh her fears and trepidations about performing. “I did it last time to prove I could do it. But this experience of being in a room this size, I think I might be a live artist for the rest of my life,” she said.

Adele just capped off weekend four of her Vegas residency at Caesars Palace. Titled “Weekends With Adele, the concert series runs through March 2023. 

Emily Weaver
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