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Adele burst into tears after seeing a man with a picture of his late wife on his phone in the crowd at her concert.
The ‘Easy On Me’ hitmaker grew more and more emotional as she walked through the audience at her Las Vegas residency show at The Colosseum At Caesars Palace on January 27.
And after seeing the picture close-up, Adele attempted to continue with her performance of ‘Someone Like You’, before struggling to hold back her tears as she dedicated the tear-jerking ballad to the man.
She began: “When I walk through the crowd, I wish you could see what I can see.
“Because I know I talk to a few people every night, but then I just see little stories of people happening.”
The overwhelmed singer continued: “There was a man, he’s just there, holding his phone up. I think that’s his wife on the phone, and I don’t think she’s here, and it just really moved me.
I’m so sorry for your loss, and I didn’t realise what you were showing me until I was over here.”
She added: “I see these little pockets of people’s lives as I walk through and it’s so beautiful.”
In December, Adele told the crowd she had therapy “five times a day” when she split from her husband.
The ‘Hello’ hitmaker – whose marriage to Simon Konecki ended in 2019 – told fans she is seeing a counsellor again because she stopped “holding [herself] accountable” and wanted to be on top form for her residency after previously finding having an outlet to work through her feelings during her relationship difficulties extremely beneficial.
Speaking on stage at her ‘Weekends with Adele’ show, she said: “I started having therapy again because I went a few years without. I needed to start.
“Before, obviously, when I was going through my divorce, I was basically having five therapy sessions a day.
“But I stopped holding myself accountable for my own behaviour and the things I would say.
“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.”
The 66-year-old star admitted performing live “fills [her] with dread” and while she’s not keen on touring much, she’s delighted with the residency setup.
She grew tearful as she added: “And my whole therapy session this week was really interesting. It was about these shows.
“I always get so emotional. I love making music, but there is something about performing live that actually terrifies me and fills me with dread.
“That is why I am not a big touring artist. 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.”
The ‘Easy On Me’ singer – who has 10-year-old son Angelo with Simon and is now in a relationship with sports agent Rich Paul – cancelled her residency in January just days before opening night, and she admitted she did so because she’s a perfectionist.