Teary Adele Stands With LGBT Crowd During Concert: ‘I’m Very Moved’
In the event the horrific shooting death of 50 gay club-goers in Orlando Sunday morning (June 12) left young gay men and women feeling scared and alone, Adele has very adamantly declared that she stands with them.
During a concert stop in Antwerp, Belgium last night, the 25 singer dedicated her show to the victims of Orlando's Pulse massacre — the deadliest mass shooting in United States history — by pledging solidarity.
"I would like to start tonight by dedicating this entire show to everybody in Orlando and at Pulse nightclub last night,” she said. “The LGBTQ community, they’re like my soulmates since I was really young, so I’m really moved by it."
The thought immediately moved the singer to tears, and she apologized for crying before joking that all of her songs are "miserable."
"If you'd like to dance, this is your final chance," she urged before launching into her 2011 hit "Rumor Has It."
Sadly, Adele's not unused to confronting tragedy through performance. Just three months ago in March, after a terrorist attack left more than 30 people dead in Brussels, Adele dedicated a performance of "Make You Feel My Love" to victims during a London concert.
"I want you to all sing it with me, all right? So they hear us," she said.
Adele Live 2016 kicked off in in February in Northern Ireland and will begin its North American leg on July 5 in Saint Paul.
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