Poor Adele had to apologize to a Chicago crowd for becoming emotional over the death of her dog.
The singer welled up following the death of her 17-year-old miniature pinscher Atilla, who was put to sleep on Wednesday.
Dedicating her track One And Only to the late pooch, which she shared with her boyfriend Simon Konecki, the singer gushed over her elderly, four-legged friend and admitted feeling devastated not to be at home with her family during this difficult time.
After performing the emotional track from her second album, 21, saying she had been thinking of the mutt throughout, Adele said: “The one and only Atilla. I’ll dedicate a lot of songs to him tonight. I feel terrible that I’m not there.”
Adele, 28, has another dog – a dachshund called Louie who she has called “the love of my life”. While onstage at Chicago’s United Centre, she told the crowd: “I might cry tonight. I have two dogs and one died today. It was put down this morning.
“He was very old. He was my boyfriend ’s dog, so I’ve only known him for six years. He was still my dog.”
Meanwhile, the singer has upped her exercise regime while on her US tour so she can enjoy the food on offer.
Previously, she admitted she was “living on leaves” throughout her UK dates in order to stay in the best of health and to avoid damaging her vocal cords again.
Now – after admitting enjoying a few Chicago pizzas – she’s become a proper fitness freak.
“I work out every day so I have stamina,” she said. “The way I eat, I have to work out. The fried food here is so good.
“But it’s clogging up your arteries so you have to work out, and I feel good for it.”
Still sounding great, too.