Fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld has apologised for calling Adele “too fat” and claims he is the singer’s biggest fan.
Lagerfeld, who is head of the fashion house of Chanel, said earlier this week (February 7) that although the ’21’ singer had “divine voice”, she was “a little too fat”, although he did add that he preferred her to Lana Del Rey and Florence Welch.
After coming under fire for his comments, the celebrated designer has now clarified his remarks in an interview with Metro New York and insisted that they were taken out of context. “I’d like to say to Adele that I am your biggest admirer,” he said. “Sometimes when you take a sentence out of the article it changes the meaning of the thought.”
He went on to add:
I actually prefer Adele, she is my favourite singer and I am a great admirer of her. I lost over 30 kilos over 10 years ago and have kept it off. I know how it feels when the press is mean to you in regards to your appearance.
Lagerfeld also described Adele as a “beautiful girl” and said he was looking forward to hearing her next album.
Adele is set to make her live return at the Grammy Awards in Los Angeles this weekend (February 12), which will be her first performance since she went under the knife in America last November to have vocal chord microsurgery in order to stop recurrent bleeding from a benign polyp, and shelved all of her remaining live dates of 2011.
Earlier today (February 9), the singer opened up about her problems with her voice, revealing that the illness had “felt like something had popped” in her throat and claiming that she used a voice-generating application on her phone to communicate with people.