Adele is making a tell-all documentary letting fans into her life, but will it address the Vegas affair?

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Adele performing at BST Hyde Park on July 2 (Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images f)
Adele performing at BST Hyde Park on July 2 (Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images f)

Adele is working on a tell-all documentary that will give fans a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see some of the singer’s extremely private life.

The documentary is set to follow her career and also how the singer deals with fame. Further details – including a release date – are yet to be revealed.

The documentary is reportedly being made because Adele still feels guilty for cancelling her Las Vegas shows. The 34-year-old singer cancelled the 24-date residency at Caesars Palace Hotel back in January, just one day before it was about to begin.

Adele posted tearfully on her Instagram after cancelling her Vegas dates (Adele Instagram)
Adele posted tearfully on her Instagram after cancelling her Vegas dates (Adele Instagram)

A source told The Sun: “Adele feels she let fans down somewhat with how the past 12 months have panned out, particularly the last-minute postponement of her Las Vegas residency, and sees this as a way of making up for that.”

At the time, the singer posted a video on social media, explaining, “I’m really sorry, but my show isn’t ready. We’ve tried absolutely everything that we can to pull it together in time, and for it to be good enough for you, but we’ve been absolutely destroyed by delivery delays and Covid.

“Half my crew, half my team are down with Covid – they still are – and it’s been impossible to finish the show.”

The singer does seem to be still carrying a burden about the whole affair. She performed at the British Summer Time (BST) festival on July 1 and July 2 – her first UK gigs in five years – and while on stage referred to the residency.

She said: “‘I know that a lot of things have happened with this album and I’m sure a lot of you feel that you’ve been let down and stuff, which is mortifying really and upsetting to me.

Adele donned a pride flag during her second sold out show at BST Hyde Park (Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)
Adele donned a pride flag during her second sold out show at BST Hyde Park (Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)

“But I take my singing very seriously and the last thing I would ever want to do is let people down but I had to do that, it just wasn’t right.”

During the BST concert, where she performed for 65,000 people, she also said that US dates would be shared “very, very soon”.

Then, speaking on BBC Radio’s Desert Island Discs the same week, she again spoke about calling off the performances: “I was a shell of a person for a couple of months. 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.”

“I’d thought I could pull it together and make it work and I couldn’t, and I stand by that decision.”

Adele has won 15 Grammy awards and won 18 Guinness World Records titles, including biggest-selling album worldwide (for her fourth album 30) and most streamed song in a single day on Spotify (for 2021’s Easy on Me).

She has released four studio albums: 19, 21, 25 and 30, each of the numbers representing the age she is reflecting on while writing. Each album sold more than five million records worldwide, with 21 and 25 selling 31 million and 22 million respectively.

The star – who is dating American sports agent Rich Paul – is notoriously private, which makes the news of the forthcoming documentary all the more exciting for fans.

Adele with her boyfriend, the sports agent Rich Paul (Adele)
Adele with her boyfriend, the sports agent Rich Paul (Adele)

In an interview on the Graham Norton Show in February, Adele said she was trying to loosen up about being so private, and even shared that she may want to have another baby. At the moment she has one child, a 9-year-old son called Angelo.

She said: “I am trying to make a conscious effort to stop being so anal with my privacy.

“I’m trying not to be two completely different versions of myself. It is exhausting switching on and off.

“It takes me a while to recharge, and I would like to have more children – I only just feel like I’ve caught up with my sleep from nine years ago when I had my son.”

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