Back in November, the second greatest singer in the world (yes second – she’ll have to pry the crown and scepter out of Celine Dion’s hands with a crowbar) Adele admitted to Rolling Stone that she had belted out the opposite of “Hello” to smokes and booze after she had her kid. Adele said that she loved smoking but quit because she didn’t want her kid to watch his mommy die from a ciggy-related illness. Now The Mirror (via HuffPo) is elaborating a little more.
According to The Mirror, Adele was putting back 25 darts a day four years ago, which is about a pack a day for those of you who don’t regularly suck on cigarettes. Around the same time, Adele lost her voice and had to get surgery on her throat. And apparently that put the fear in her and made her want to flush all her fags down the loo.
“If I’d carried on smoking I’d probably have died from a smoking-related illness and I think that’s really bad. If I was dying from lung cancer I would have potentially given it to myself and that wouldn’t be something I’d be proud of.”
It’s good that Adele quit, because who would step in and cause an endless 404- error on all the electronic number counters at Ticketmaster if she were to fly up to Heaven on her smoky lungs? Yes, that’s my segue for another “Adele keeps breaking things” story. First it was sales records, now it’s the Ticketmaster website. Billboard says that over 10 million people tried to buy the 750,000 tickets that were available for Adele’s North American tour on Thursday. And when that many people try to cram into one place on the internet, it usually ends with spinning wheels and frozen screens and people cussing out Ticketmaster on social media.
Ticketmaster says Adele’s ticket sales didn’t crash their website. The Ticketmaster customer service employees who had to deal with the legion of angry Adele-inquents who didn’t get tickets, on the other hand. I’m sure they tried to cope by pulling a reverse-Adele. “I just got off the phone with my third sobbing person. Pass me that giant bucket of booze and smokes.”