Adele is having a better come back than Take That at the moment. There may be fewer M&S suits, but she’s having a pretty phenomenal couple of weeks post throat-surgery. After cleaning up at the Grammys winning all six of the awards she was nominated for, Adele has now moved into her ten-bedroom, grade II-listed Sussex mansion, complete with a staff cottage and helipad.
While over in the States, Adele has chatted to American talk show 60 Minutes about her new pad and hit back at Karl Lagerfeld’s comment that she is “a little too fat.” Adele says she doesn’t want to be a “skinny Minnie”, “I’ve never seen magazine covers and music videos and thought I need to look like that. To sell more records? I don’t even need to — I’m selling records!” She does have a point Karl.
She continued, “I don’t find that attractive and even if I did have, you know, a Sports Illustrated body, I’d still wear elegant clothes. I ain’t lookin’ like no “slapper”. Exploiting yourself sexually is not a good look, I don’t think.” That explains her classy LBD uniform then!
It’s good to know all this success isn’t going to Adele’s head though, saying she was totally star struck when Jay-Z and Beyonce Knowles recognised her at the Grammy’s. “That blew my mind. I went out onto the balcony, fell to my knees and cried. I was all red eyed.” Meanwhile, her manager Jonathan Dickins has been chatting to Billboard about her stage fright before her amazing performance at the ceremony, saying, “She was obviously nervous.”
Jonathan says that plans for a tour this year have yet to be discussed, though. "We have to ease her back," he says. "While she's fully recovered, like any injury you need to build your strength back up. I'm mindful of that. I'm gonna let her enjoy this moment and not drive her mad. We'll sit down and work out what we're doing going forward. It's a long-term thing.”
“Everybody's delighted with the recovery; we've been seeing Steven Zeitels, her doctor, and she's singing better than ever. We all believe in that she's an artist who will be around for a long time." Hear, hear!