Adele reveals she has quit alcohol after being a ‘borderline alcoholic’ in her 20s

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Adele recently disclosed her journey to three months of sobriety, marking a departure from the heavy drinking she experienced in her 20s. This revelation came during her Las Vegas residency show on Friday, October 13th, where Adele candidly shared that she had decided to abstain from alcohol. She made the confession while witnessing audience members consuming a “pint” of whiskey sour during her performance. 


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Adele admits to being a borderline alcoholic in her 20s

“I stopped drinking … maybe, like, three and a half months ago,” she told concertgoers at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace. “It’s boring. I mean, oh my God, it’s boring. I was literally borderline alcoholic for quite a lot of my 20s, but I miss it so much. I cut out caffeine [too]. She added, “So, enjoy your whiskey sour. I’m very, very jealous.”

Alcohol ‘kept my dad from me’

In an October 2021 interview with US Vogue, the ‘I Drink Wine’ singer opened up about her profound connection with alcohol. “I’ve always had a very close relationship with alcohol. I was always very fascinated by alcohol,” Adele shared. “It’s what kept my dad from me. So I always wanted to know what was so great about it.” 

She further explained how her exploration of alcohol made her aware of the relentless media scrutiny she endured.“They descend, and descend, and descend on you, which drives you fucking mad,” she remarked, highlighting the overwhelming attention and pressure she faced.

Adele quit drinking after estranged father’s death

Adele shared in a televised interview with Oprah Winfrey that she quit drinking after the death of her estranged father, Mark Evans, passing away in May 2021. “That’s one significant way to truly get to know yourself, by just drinking water and embracing sobriety,” she said.