Adele calls Bruce Springsteen ‘a gentleman’ after he lends her his coat

The Boss helped her as she was ‘underdressed’ watching his show in Portugal

Adele has paid tribute to Bruce Springsteen for lending her his coat while she was watching his concert in Portugal.

Springsteen played a Rock In Rio festival show in Lisbon last week (May 20), which Adele attended. But Adele admitted she was “underdressed” for the outdoor concert.

Talking to the crowd at her own show in Lisbon, Adele said: “I was wearing a ridiculous skirt, which was silly. It gets quite windy in Lisbon. I had a little thin jumper on, and Bruce came out and said ‘You’re going to be cold.’”


Adele explained that she initially tried to wave Springsteen’s offer away, saying: “I was a bit drunk. I’d had four glasses of wine, so I said I’d be fine.”

However, Springsteen insisted that Adele cover herself. Adele said: “He gave me his coat, so I was watching his show, wearing his coat. I was too embarrassed to put my arms in the coat, as I’m obviously too small. So I just wore it on my shoulders.”

Adele is halfway through a European tour, which ends on June 15 before she makes her debut headlining the Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury on June 25.

The singer unveiled the video for her new single ‘Send My Love (To Your New Lover)’ on Monday.