If Adele's Saying Bye, She's Not Saying it Before Helping Victims

Published June 29th, 2017 - 10:43 GMT
Adele. (Samir Hussein / Getty Images for September Management)
Adele. (Samir Hussein / Getty Images for September Management)

Adele seemed overcome with emotion as she paid tribute to the victims of the Grenfell Tower on stage at Wembley Stadium.

The British superstar urged audience members to donate to the fund set up in the wake of the tragedy as she hinted that this will be her last stadium tour.

“Usually I ask everyone to get their phone out and put their lights on. But before I do that I want you to donate,” she told the London audience on Wednesday night.

“Did anyone are the video before I came on? I've been down to Grenfell tower.”

Adele told fans that she planned to return to west London and visit the victims of the fire again following her shows next week.

“I'm going straight back Monday after my shows,” she said. “A lot of the stories aren't mine to tell especially on a stage like this. Today is two weeks since it happened and they are being neglected now.

“I promise any money that we raise will get to them. I am not leaving them.”

Above: The statement. (Instagram / Adelettes)

She added: “I'm involved now. I'll be banging on for this for days, weeks, months and years. I want everyone to donate. I know a lot of people have paid a lot of money to be here.”

The chart-topper went on to suggest that this would be her last time on tour in a handwritten note found in the programmes.

“So this is it after 15 months on the road and 18 months of 25 we are at the end. We have taken this tour across UK + Ireland, throughout Europe, all over America and I finally got to go to Australia and New Zealand too,” it read.

“Touring is a peculiar thing, it doesn’t suit me particularly well. I’m a real homebody and I get so much joy in the small things. Plus I’m dramatic and have a terrible history of touring. Until now that is!”

She added: “I’ve done 119 shows and these last 4 will take me up to 123, it has been hard out an absolute thrill and pleasure to have done. 

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