Adele: ‘I’d only lose weight to improve my sex life’

Singer reveals all in new autobiography ‘Adele: The Biography’

Adele has hit back at critics of her size by claiming she would only lose weight if it affected her “health or sex life”.

In February, celebrated fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld dropped a clanger when he described the ‘21’ songstress as a “little too fat”, although he later tried to make amends for his insulting comment by sending her a peace offering of expensive handbags.

Now, with fellow singers such as Lady Gaga recently making the headlines due to focus on their body image, the Tottenham soul singer has responded to her detractors in the new tome Adele: The Biography, which is released this week.

According to The Sun, she says:

I read a comment on YouTube that I thought would upset me – ‘Test pilot for pies’ – but I’ve always been fine with it. I would only lose weight if it affected my health or sex life, which it doesn’t.

Adele gave birth to her first baby last month. She broke the news on her official website, writing: “I’m delighted to announce that Simon and I are expecting our first child together. I wanted you to hear the news direct from me, obviously we’re over the moon and very excited but please respect our privacy at this precious time. Yours always, Adele xx.”

In a recent interview, a spokesperson from Adele’s record company XL said they didn’t expect the follow-up to her hugely successful second LP for quite some time. The comment came after the news that the British indie label made £41 million in profit in 2011.

“The next Adele album may not come for some years, and it’s impossible to predict its likely sales. We therefore regard this year’s figures as exceptional,” they said. To hear the singer’s official theme for the new James Bond video, ‘Skyfall’, click below.