Adele Emotionally Dedicated Her Show Last Night To The Orlando Nightclub Victims

Adele Performs At The Sportpaleis, Antwerp
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Since the horrific mass shooting at a gay nightclub on June 11 that left 49 people dead and more than 50 injured, the entertainment world has showered the LGBT community in Orlando, Florida, with an outpouring of support. This is especially true of musicians, as Late Late Show host James Corden and Hamilton creator/star Lin-Manuel Miranda offered theirs during the 2016 Tony Awards. Now joining the loud and proud chorus of supporters is the internationally renowned singer Adele, who dedicated the first of three concerts in Antwerp, Belgium, to “everybody in Orlando at Pulse nightclub” and the LGBT community at large.

Per Complex, Adele began the show with a loud rendition of her 2011 hit “Rumor Has It” — but not before stopping to recall what President Barack Obama has called “an act of terror and hate.” She was especially “moved” by what is now being described as the largest mass shooting in the country’s history because of its primary target:

“The LGBTQIA community, they’re like my soulmates since I was really young, so I’m really moved by it.”

Adele had to step back for a moment when she began crying, but quickly recovered with a self-deprecating joke about her own music. “I don’t know why I’m crying because most of this tonight is pretty miserable,” she quipped, adding: “My songs are f*cking miserable.”

Check out the full YouTube video below.

(Via Complex)