Adele reveals she has embarked on a new sobriety journey

Adele may be "drinking wine," as her album 30 says, but she's giving sobriety another chance. The singer revealed during her Weekends With Adele residency in Las Vegas on Oct. 14 that she decided to give up drinking in recent months.

While chatting with the audience, Adele spotted guests enjoying pints of the "whiskey sour" in the VIP area. "You know, I stopped drinking a long time feels like forever," she told the crowd. "It was like three and a half months ago, right? It's boring. God, it's boring."

Adele went on to explain why she decided to give up drinking and one of her other addictions. "I mean, I was really on the verge of alcoholism for most of my 20s," she said. "I miss it so much, I quit caffeine so enjoy your whiskey sour, I'm very, very jealous."

Adele's previous sobriety journey

This isn't the first time Adele has spoken out about giving up drinking. In her 2021 Emmy Award-winning interview with Oprah Winfrey, she said she had "given up drinking" for the time being.

In November 2021, Adele performed on her "Adele One Night Only" television special . CBS Photo Archive/CBS/Getty Images

"A great way to really get to know yourself is to drink water and stay awake," she said.

Adele's relationship with alcohol

Adele has been candid about her relationship with alcohol. Over a glass of wine during a show in March, she recalled her Vegas residency and said the drink played a small role in getting the show started. "I remember when I came here during lockdown, it was 11am and I must have had like four bottles of wine - like all of us," she said.

In a 2021 interview with Vogue , she noted that her first emergency grocery store trip during the 2020 lockdown was to buy her favorite rosé wine, Whispering Angel. “Drinking times are getting earlier and earlier,” she said.

But she later explained that her love of drinking stemmed from her late father, with whom she was estranged. "I've always had a very close relationship with alcohol," she said.

"I've always been obsessed with alcohol. That's why my dad stayed away from me. So I always wanted to know what was so great about it."

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