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Adele Reveals That Chronic Back Pain Causes Her To 'Waddle' While On Stage

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By Favour Adegoke on January 5, 2023 at 4:45 PM EST

English singer and songwriter Adele might be having difficulty performing as she was seen "wadding" on stage during her show in Las Vegas. The singer revealed to the audience that she was suffering from chronic back pain, Sciatica.

The "Easy on Me" crooner has also discussed how her weight loss journey has been tremendously helpful in easing the pain and the state of her mental health.

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Adele Seen Waddling On Stage Because Of A 'Really Bad' Back Pain

Adele at her rescheduled Las Vegas Show

At her New Year's Eve performance in Las Vegas, the 34-year-old British singer-songwriter was seen limping across the stage while explaining to the audience that she was suffering from chronic back pain.

The singer had to "waddle" from one end of the stage to the other while distributing t-shirt launchers to fans, as seen in a video from Daily Star.

"I've just got to get over to the other side of the stage," she said, adding, "I have to waddle these days as I have really bad sciatica."

In an interview with The Face, Adele shared that she has suffered chronic back pain for almost two decades due to a ruptured disk while sneezing at age 15.

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"I've been in pain with my back for, like, half of my life, really. It flares up, normally due to stress or from a stupid bit of posture," the "Hello" singer said.

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Her Weight Loss Regimen Helps Ease The Back Pain

Adele at The BRIT Awards 2022 in London.

Adele revealed to The Face that some of the problems with her back had been lessened by her 100-pound weight loss and rigorous workout regimen, which included core exercises.

"I got my tummy strong, down at the bottom, which I never had before, [and] my back [doesn't] play up as much," she said. "It means I can do more, I can run around with my kid a little bit more."

She also noted that the weight loss impacted her in a "fun" way because she had to change her wardrobe.

"I had to buy a whole new wardrobe, which was fun. I used to love a smock. I can't wear them no more, they make me look a bit weird. I had to get rid of a lot of clothes that I had great memories in. There were elements like that. I don't know if I feel different. I still have things about my body that I don't like," she said.

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Adele Opened Up On Her Mental Health

Adele, One Night Only with Oprah, 08 January 2022

The singer disclosed that she had resumed seeing a therapist during a show in Sin City last December when she openly discussed the state of her mental health.

"I started having therapy again because I went a few years without. I needed to start," Adele revealed per Daily Mail. "When I was going through my divorce, I was basically doing five therapy sessions a day."

She then explained to her fans that she was doing it now so she could put on the best show for them and continuously top herself every week. 

Adele said, "now I am doing it because I just want to make sure I'm topping myself up every week to make sure I can give you everything."

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Adele Is Terrified Of Performing In Front Of Huge Crowds

The "Skyfall" crooner also divulged her apprehension about performing at huge events because it "fills her with dread," revealing that she constantly speaks about it to her therapist.

"I always get so emotional. I love making music, but there is something about performing live that actually terrifies me and fills me with dread," Adele noted per The Blast.

She added, "That is why I am not a big touring artist. I did it last time to prove I could do it. But this experience of being in a room this size, I think I might be a live artist for the rest of my life."

The 15-time Grammy award-winning singer is currently busy with her "Weekends with Adele" residency in Las Vegas, which is set to resume on March 25th, 2023.

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