June 13, 2016


Adele Tears Up During Tribute to Orlando Shooting Victims

Adele used her concert in Antwerp, Belgium on Sunday night to honor the victims of the Orlando mass shooting. Prior to performing her 2011 smash "Rumour Has It," the singer took a moment to dedicate the concert to the victims.

She started off by saying, "I'd like to start tonight by dedicating this entire show to everybody in Orlando, and at Pulse nightclub last night." But the artist soon broke down in tears: 

"The LGBTQIA community...they're like my soulmates, since I was really young, so I'm really moved by it. I don't know why I'm crying already, because most of this tonight is pretty miserable because my songs are fucking miserable."

Adele then lifted the crowd's spirits by joking that she only has two tracks that sound happy because of their production, not the lyrics. The Orlando shooting took place at Pulse nightclub on Sunday, where 50 were killed and at least 53 people were injured.

Click here to read Fuse.tv editor-in-chief Jessica Letkemann's essay on why music is the answer when it comes to the Orlando tragedy.