Around these parts, we really love Adele. We love that she doesn’t use shampoo, we love that she’s more focused on health than being a “skinny-minnie,” and we love that her powerful voice woke a girl from a coma. A coma! So when In Touch recently broke the news that there’s an unofficial Adele biography coming out and that they had a copy, I was pretty excited to hear all about her life story–and then immediately sad/concerned for her when I read that, apparently, in the book, author Marc Shapiro alleges that Adele had a “drinking problem.”
Adele herself hasn’t released a statement regarding the details of the book that have been revealed so far (at least, not that I’ve seen) so I’m still a little skeptical–but that’s not exactly a claim that’s thrown around lightly. Shapiro writes that he had many interviews with the 24-year-old singer leading up to the publication of the book, and, according to In Touch, he uses clips of them and quotations from her to tell the story of the heartbreak that is widely credited for being the inspiration behind many of the tracks on 21, and of her reportedly excessive drinking.
Shapiro says that the singer was drinking much more than the average person nursing a broken heart (there’s a normal amount for that? What it is, so that when someone writes my unofficial biography, I know not to exceed it?) and that, one point, the singer was so drunk she fell from a stool while performing, as well as forgot the words to her own songs.
From In Touch:
Adele had said of the dark period, “I got so drunk by the time I went on at 2 a.m. I had forgotten the words to my own songs… It was the worst thing ever.” Shapiro notes, “Midway through her first tour, she allegedly had a drinking problem.”
What isn’t being reported yet is whether or not Adele has sought treatment for her alleged drinking problem–because, while she may have had one “midway through her first tour,” that’s not exactly something that simply goes away–particularly in light of that fact that Adele’s father, too, struggled with alcoholism.
I love Adele, and I’d love to hear her reaction to the book–and I hope that she’s not silently suffering anymore.
Adele: The Biography, is due out in July.
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