‘You can’t buy me. I’m not going to just do a show because I have to’: Adele stands by her decision to cancel her Las Vegas residency because shows ‘weren’t good enough’
Her highly-anticipated Las Vegas residency was canceled earlier this year just 24 hours before she was set to hit the stage at Caesar’s Palace.
And Adele, 34, once again defended her decision as she spoke with BBC Radio 4’s Desert Island Discs on Sunday.
The hitmaker explained how she ‘felt everyone’s disappointment’ as she announced the cancellation and was left ‘devastated’ herself.
‘I stand by that decision’: Adele, 34, once again defended her decision as she spoke with BBC Radio 4’s Desert Island Discs on Sunday
She said: ‘I definitely felt everyone’s disappointment, and I was devastated, and I was frightened about letting them down,’
Speaking to host Lauren Laverne, the Grammy Award winner added: ‘I thought I could pull it together and make it work, and I couldn’t, and I stand by that decision.’
The Hello singer went onto explain that the show was simply not ‘good enough’ to put on and that money had no fact in the decision.
‘Mortified’: In January the hitmaker’s highly-anticipated Las Vegas residency was canceled just 24 hours before she was set to hit the stage at Caesar’s Palace
She continued: ‘You can’t buy me, you can’t buy me for nothing.
‘I’m not going to just do a show because I have to, or because people are going to be let down, or because we’re going to lose loads of money.’
The songstress also revealed that she was mercilessly criticized for her decision after canceling the shows in late January.
Adele admitted: ‘I was a shell of a person for a couple of months. I just had to wait it out and just grieve it, I guess, just grieve the shows and get over the guilt, but it was brutal.’
The star doesn’t want to cause more ‘disappointment’ therefore made the decision not to take to social media to constantly update fans.
She said: ”Of course, I could be someone on TikTok or Instagram Live every day being like, ‘I’m working on it.”
On stage: On Friday, Adele performed for a public audience for the first time in five years at the British Summer Time Hyde Park concert
‘Of course, I’m working on it! I’m not gonna update you if I ain’t got nothing to update you with because that just leads to more disappointment.’
Adele released her fourth album in November last year and while speaking on the Graham Norton Show in February following the cancelled shows in sin city said the residency ‘is absolutely 100% happening this year’.
She told Graham on the BBC One programme: ‘It has to happen this year because I’ve got plans for next year. Imagine if I have to cancel because I am having a baby!’
On Friday, Adele performed for a public audience for the first time in five years at the British Summer Time Hyde Park concert.
She explained to the 65,000-strong crowd how she is ‘mortified’ that she failed her fans and the last thing she wanted was to ‘let people down’.
The singer said: ‘I know that a lot of things have happened with this album and I’m sure a lot of you feel that you’ve been let down and stuff, which is mortifying really and upsetting to me.
‘But I take my singing very seriously and the last thing I would ever want to do is let people down but I had to do that, it just wasn’t right.’
‘It just wasn’t right’: The star doesn’t want to cause more ‘disappointment’ therefore made the decision not to take to social media to constantly update fans