Adele is taking her comeback to the stage very seriously. The Grammy Award winner, 34, interrupted her performance several times to assist fans in distress as she took the stage Friday as part of the British Summer Time Hyde Park concert series, her first public performance in several years.
“I just wanted to say thank you to Adele for interrupting the show and making a scene when she thought someone was in trouble and needed security assistance. She did it in front of a crowd of over 65,000 people. It really is that simple “one audience member wrote, tweeting a video of the scene.
Adele is seen in the video telling her band to stop playing and walking toward the front of the stage to alert security about the concertgoers.
Adele paused the show four times, according to Page Six, to check on audience members who appeared to require medical attention. She also distributed water to fans in the front row, who had waited seven hours in the heat to get in, according to TMZ.
Adele’s performance on Friday was her first in five years after releasing her fourth studio album 30 in November, though she had previously graced fans with her televised concert special, An Audience with Adele, at the time.
Due to the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, the singer has had to postpone her Weekends with Adele Las Vegas residency.
According to Rolling Stone, she told the audience, “My God, I’m back at home.” “It’s strange to be back in front of a crowd. I get nervous before every show, but I enjoy being up here.”
Adele’s onstage vigilance follows the deaths of at least ten concertgoers at Travis Scott’s Astroworld Festival in Houston last November. Hundreds of lawsuits have been filed against Scott, 31, and Live Nation as a result of the tragedy.
Other musicians, including Billie Eilish, Doja Cat, and Pharrell Williams, have made it a point to stop their shows and check on fans as needed.