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.


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.


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


 "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."