- 20 Oct 21
"I was really frightened," Adele explained in an interview discussing her new album '30'.
Adele has revealed that she suffered an anxiety attack during her divorce from American entrepreneur Simon Konecki.
Speaking while promoting her upcoming album 30, she confirmed that an album track written about her son Angelo would include a voicemail left for a friend after she experienced severe anxiety.
"It's in the song about my son, it's at the end, in the outro. I was really frightened," she explained on Australian radio show Carrie & Tommy.
"I was having an anxiety attack and I called my best friend to try to talk to her to calm me down but she didn’t bloody answer."
The music superstar behind hits such as 'Rolling in the Deep' and 'Hello' added that the song is about "putting on that brave face" for her son, especially amid her divorce from Konecki.
Adele also stated that she hoped the song would help her son understand why his parents needed to split up.
"So often mum is mum and dad is dad, and who they are outside that role is never really discussed in childhood. So it's more that," she said.
"And when he does get older he will understand, because life is going to hit him as well, of what I was going through."
If you suffer from anxiety, the charity Aware has supports available from their website.
30 from Adele will be released on November 13. Watch the video for 'Easy On Me' below:
#Adele gets candid about her divorce and the effects on her son, Angelo 😢#Adele30 pic.twitter.com/eT01jHYe5q
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