October 10, 2011 14:39

Adele: 'I keep getting ill because I talk too much'

Singer also reveals she has quit smoking, despite it being her 'favourite thing in the world to do'

Adele: 'I keep getting ill because I talk too much'

Photo: Rob Cable

Adele has revealed that her persistent vocal problems stem from the fact that she talks too much.

The singer, who has had to shelve another set of tour dates because of laryngitis, had initially thought her smoking was the cause of her persistent vocal problems, but she has now said that it because she talks too much.

She told The Sun: "Smoking is not the reason I got laryngitis – it was because I was talking too much. I damage my voice offstage, not onstage. Onstage I am fine as apparently I am technically great, but when I talk I damage my voice big time. I have got screwed into giving up smoking."

She said she regretted having to give up smoking as it was her favourite thing in the world, but had gone cold turkey in giving up.

She added:

If I wasn't a singer I still would be smoking 25 a day. Smoking is my favourite thing to do in the world, I am gutted I have had to give up. But I have been tough – no patches, no gum, no hypnotism. It fucking sucks.


You can watch a video of producer Paul Epworth talking about Adele's unprecedented success by scrolling down to the bottom of the page and clicking.

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