Adele Stands By Decision To Cancel Las Vegas Shows Because They’re Not ‘Good Enough’: ‘You Can’t Buy Me’

LONDON, ENGLAND – JULY 02: Adele performs onstage as American Express presents BST Hyde Park at Hyde Park on July 02, 2022 in London, England. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images for Adele)

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Adele defends her decision to cancel her Las Vegas shows.

Speaking to BBC Radio 4’s Desert Island Discs on Sunday, the “Hello” singer reflected on her last-minute decision to cancel her shows in Sin City earlier this year.

“I definitely felt everyone’s disappointment, and I was devastated, and I was afraid to disappoint them,” she told BBC presenter Lauren Laverne. “I thought I could pull it off and make it work, but I couldn’t, and I stand by that decision.”

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Adele, 34, also explained that money wasn’t the issue, it was simply because the show wasn’t “good enough.”

“You can’t buy me, you can’t buy me for nothing,” she explained. “I’m not just going to do a show because I have to, or because people are being abandoned, or because we’re going to lose a lot of money.”

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LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 01: Adele performs onstage as American Express presents BST Hyde Park at Hyde Park on July 01, 2022 in London, England.  (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images for Adele)

LONDON, ENGLAND – JULY 01: Adele performs onstage as American Express presents BST Hyde Park at Hyde Park on July 01, 2022 in London, England. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images for Adele)

Gareth Cattermole/Getty for Adele

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The “Easy on Me” singer also revealed that she was mercilessly criticized for her decision after she canceled the shows in late January.

“I was a shadow of a person for a few months,” she admitted. “I just had to wait it out and just mourn it, I guess, just mourn the shows and get over the guilt, but it was brutal.”

As for the status of the show, the Grammy winner said, “Of course I could be someone on TikTok or Instagram Live every day saying, ‘I’m working on it.'”

“Of course I’m working on it!” she continued. “I’m not going to update you if I don’t have anything to update you because that will only lead to more disappointment.”

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The British singer, who released her fourth album in November, said earlier in February that her residency in Vegas “is absolutely 100% happening this year” during her performance at the Graham Norton Show

“It has to happen this year, because I have plans for next year,” she told the presenter. “Imagine having to cancel because I’m having a baby!”

On Friday, Adele performed in front of an audience for the first time in five years at the British Summer Time Hyde Park concert.

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According to The New York Post‘s Page Six, Adele paused the show four times to see if there were any members of the audience who appeared to need medical attention. She also sent some water to fans in the front row, who waited seven hours in the heat to get in, TMZ reported.

“My God, I’m home again,” she told the audience, according to… rolling Stone† “It’s so strange to be in front of an audience again. I get so nervous before every show, but I love being here.”

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