Adele desperate to return to life before fame: ‘I have an overwhelming yearning for myself’

She tries to lead as normal as life as possible

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by Owen Tonks |
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Adele is totally super famous – so famous, in fact, she admits she’s frightened of fame and wishes she could turn back the clock to a time before everyone knew who she was.

At the age of 27, Adele is already a mother to son Angelo and has a huge, global career having sold more than 31 million copies of her last album, 21, at a time when nobody buys music.

She’s now so well known around the world and has such a huge fanbase that her devotees, after patiently for years for new music, racked up a record breaking 50 million YouTube views in 48 hours of the video for her new single Hello.

But, despite making MAHOOSIVE amounts of cash, Adele wishes she could go back to a more simple time when she had less to think about.

She told Rolling Stone: “I do have this, like, overwhelming yearning for myself.

“Every single day I have it for, like, a split second. It doesn’t take over my life, but I have a yearning for myself from like, 10 years ago when my only responsibility was writing songs for myself before anyone cared, and getting to school on time.


“And there was something so amazing in that. You know what? What annoys me the most is that you don’t realise how amazing it is to be a kid.”

The singer has made no secret of her fear of fame and has previously spoken out, saying she thinks it could destroy her.

The star thinks the shock of suddenly becoming so recognisable when you’re used to having a normal life can tip people over the edge, but she is still happy to be so fortunate.

She said: “People think I hate being famous. And I don’t. I’m really frightened of it. I think it’s really toxic, and I think it’s really easy to be dragged into it.

“Watching Amy [Winehouse] deteriorate is one of the reasons I’m a bit frightened. We were all very entertained by her being a mess.

“I was f**king sad about it, but if someone showed me a picture of her looking bad, I’d look at it. If we hadn’t looked, then they’d have stopped taking her picture.

“That level of attention is really frightening, especially if you don’t live around all that showbiz stuff."

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