It’s not like we needed it, but here’s some more proof of just how much Adele really, truly, abso-fkn-lutely cares about her fans.
At the cockney soul diva’s first public transportation-melting Sydney show on Friday night, things took a bit of a sad turn when a 47-year-old female fan had to be rushed out of ANZ Stadium by paramedics after reportedly collapsing from a cardiac arrest mid-way through the show.
Footage has emerged of the incident, which shows Adele stopping everything to make sure the woman is OK and tearfully addressing the crowd to let them know what’s going on.
“Sorry, can we stop?” she says over the mic as the intro to ‘Set Fire To The Rain’ begins to play. “There’s someone not well and I’m a little bit worried because there’s fireworks in this one and I don’t want to scare them.”
“Is it OK to carry on? OK. Sorry, someone got hurt. I’m really sorry.”
Here’s some footage of the moment:
Returning to the stage last night for her second historic show at ANZ, Friday’s incident was still clearly at the forefront of Adele’s mind, because she paused the concert once again to wish the woman a speedy recovery and dedicate a song to her.
“At this point in the show last night, there was a lady, she got really ill down there and I sang this song and with my back to what was going on,” the British vocal kween told the 95,000-strong crowd.
“I knew what was going on but I was really scared and it was at this point I stopped the show to check if she was okay. I don’t know if she’s okay yet but I’d like to sing this song for her tonight.”
Sending a message to the woman directly before launching into ‘Take It All’, Adele added: “I wish you a speedy recovery. I look forward to finding out who you are, I don’t know who she is yet and I’ll be speaking to you soon, I hope.”
What. A. Sweetheart.
Meanwhile, a NSW Ambulance spokesperson has told Nine News that the female fan suffered a cardiac arrest and was taken to Westmead Hospital in a serious condition.
Watch footage of Adele dedicating ‘Take It All’ to her last night, below.
— 9News Sydney (@9NewsSyd) March 11, 2017
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