Chart-topper Adele made it clear that while she “feels bad” that some of her fans were not happy with her weight loss that it is not her responsibility to “validate how people feel about their bodies”
Adele has spoken out on the response from some fans following her impressive weight loss.
The Chasing Pavements singer, 33, has been throwing herself into exercising after she struggled with crippling anxiety following the end of her marriage to Simon Konecki.
The Tottenham native – who is mother to son Angelo – has lost seven stone due to her lifestyle changes, and whilst some fans have hailed her new look, others have been upset at the star slimming down.
And as Adele sat down with TV legend Oprah Winfrey for an interview, which aired across the pond on Sunday evening – the musician confessed that her intentions were not to make her supporters feel bad but also added that it is not her responsibility to “validate how people feel about their bodies.”
After Oprah reflected on some of Adele’s supporters sharing on being “upset” or “abandoned” when she unveiled her new shape, Easy On Me siner Adele explained how receiving criticism from fans made her feel.
Adele said: “I’m not shocked or even fazed by it because my body has been objectified my entire career. I’m either too big or too small; I’m either hot or I’m not.”
Revealing that she is focused on herself, she added: “I was body positive then and I’m body positive now. It’s not my job to validate how people feel about their bodies. I feel bad that it’s made anyone feel horrible about themselves – but that’s not my job. I’m trying to sort my own life out. I can’t add another worry.”
Elsewhere, Adele lifted the lid on how she got into sweat sessions and ditching booze after leaving her ex-husband Simon.
She told: “I had the most terrifying anxiety attacks after I left my marriage.
Did Adele losing weight upset you? Let us know in the comments below.
“They paralysed me completely, and made me so confused because I wouldn’t be able to have any control over my body.’
Adele quickly noticed an improvement in her mental health by working out – sometimes twice a day – and that led to her keeping up the good work.
“I had such trust [with her trainer]. And when I worked with him, I had less anxiety. I wasn’t even bothered by my weight but by doing that, it helped me with a lot of things,” Adele shared with Oprah.
Do you enjoy reading about celebrities? Sign up for all the best celeb news from the Mirror here .
“I’d have a set schedule, like a 9am workout and 1pm hike. It gave me good discipline.”
Many had believed Adele to be married since 2016, but she recently revealed they didn’t wed until 2018.
She publicly filed for divorce in 2019.
Adele’s upcoming album called 30 is set for release on November 19.
Do you have a story to sell? Get in touch with us at [email protected] or call us direct 0207 29 33033.