Despite 'Brutal' Backlash, Adele Defends Decision To Postpone Las Vegas Residency

Adele said she was a "shell of a person" after announcing the postponement of her Las Vegas residency 24 hours before it was due to start in January.

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In an interview with BBC Radio 4′s "Desert Island Discs," Adele said she was "devastated" she had to cancel the shows, but insisted it was the right move.

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"I definitely felt everyone's disappointment and I was devastated and I was frightened about letting them down,"

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 "I thought I could pull it together and make it work and I couldn't, and I stand by that decision."

In a tearful video posted on social media on January 20, just a day before she was due to appear on stage at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace, Adele told fans: "I'm so sorry, but my show ain't ready."

"I was a shell of a person for a couple of months," she said. "I just had to wait it out and just grieve it, I guess, just grieve the shows and get over the guilt, but it was brutal."