Adele shares "worst moment" of career: "It was devastating"
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Adele shares “worst moment” of career: “It was devastating”

Adele opens up about the lowest point in her career during a new interview: “It was the worst moment, by far.”

In an interview published by ELLE yesterday, Adele reflects on the toughest career period she’s ever undergone, which occurred in January of this year  – the cancellation of her Las Vegas residency, the day before it was set to launch, at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace.

At the time, the Grammy award-winning singer-songwriter broke the sad news via an emotional video posted on her social media platforms: “I’m so sorry, but my show ain’t ready,” she confessed. “We’ve tried absolutely everything that we can to put it together in time and for it to be good enough for you.”

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Looking back on the experience, Adele now shares with ELLE, “It was the worst moment in my career, by far.” She continues, “I was so excited about those shows. It was devastating.”

Elaborating on her reasoning behind the cancellation, the 34-year-old Someone Like You songstress says, “There was just no soul in it. The stage setup wasn’t right. It was very disconnected from me and my band, and it lacked intimacy. And maybe I tried too hard to give it those things in such a controlled environment.”

She adds: “The first couple of months was really, really hard. I was embarrassed. But it actually made my confidence in myself grow, because it was a very brave thing to do. And I don’t think many people would have done what I did. I’m very proud of myself for standing by my artistic needs.”

Last month, Adele finally announced the long-awaited rescheduling of her Las Vegas residency shows, which are set to kick off in November of this year. The star announced via Twitter how “ecstatic” she was: “Words can’t explain how ecstatic I am to finally be able to announce these rescheduled shows. I truly was heartbroken to have to cancel them.”