Here's why Adele had to give up alcohol ahead of her new album

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Photo credit: Adele - Instagram
Photo credit: Adele - Instagram

If, like us, you're ~beyond~ excited about the imminent release of Adele's first track in six years (which is happening on Friday, BIG YAY), it's likely that you're eating up any piece of news about the singer that you can get your hands on. And, something that may come as a surprise for all the Adele stans out there, is what the musician had to give up while recording her much-anticipated comeback album.

Speaking in an Instagram Live earlier this week, Adele answered all kinds of questions from her 40.9 million followers (with some questions cheekier than others we'll add). In the Q&A sesh, the 33-year-old revealed she'd been forced to give up alcohol to protect her voice while prepping to record her new music.

"Aperol spritz, I love that," she said when asked about her fave tipple, "Although 'cos I’m gearing up to come back I’m having to cut out my drinking." The musician went on to add how she'd been drinking more than usual over the last two years during lockdown. "I’m always a bit hungover on Monday morning," she told her followers, "It got earlier and earlier, the drinking."

And, in her cover star interview with British Vogue, Adele opened up to journalist Giles Hattersley about her recent experience with alcohol. "I was falling out the back door of the bar rather than falling out of the front," she admitted, "Then I remember I woke up with the worst hangover. Hangxiety, I call it."

She continued, "'Who did I talk to?' 'What did I do?' It was a month of me going crazy. I don’t really do that any more."

In her interview, the Easy On Me singer pointed out how she turned to exercise during lockdown to improve her mental health – and keep her off her mobile phone. "It was because of my anxiety. Working out, I would just feel better," she revealed, "It was never about losing weight, it was always about becoming strong and giving myself as much time every day without my phone. I got quite addicted to it. I work out two or three times a day."

Adele's new song, Easy On Me, is set to be released at midnight on Friday 15 October. Set! Your! Alarms!

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