Adele Recalls Collapsing At Her Show After A Sciatica Attack

Adele recently revealed suffering a sciatica attack that caused her to collapse backstage during her Las Vegas residency. She shared her experience with fans at The Colosseum, where a team member found her immobilized due to the flare-up.

Adele also mentioned needing to sit down during her “Weekends With Adele” show, referring to her “really bad sciatica.” This condition, caused by a slipped disk, can induce debilitating pain.

Her weight loss journey has positively impacted her health, allowing her to manage chronic pain and anxiety.

Keep on reading to learn more.

Adele Opens Up About Her Sciatica Attack

Adele's post on her Instagram page
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Adele, 35, recently shared that she experienced a sciatica attack, causing her to collapse backstage during her Las Vegas residency.

According to The Sun, the “Hello” hitmaker informed her fans at The Colosseum about the incident, revealing that a production team member discovered her inability to move due to the flare-up. Adele allegedly recounted, “They picked my whole body up off the floor.”

Additionally, during her “Weekends With Adele” performance, the Grammy-winning singer revealed she had to “sit down and rest (her) sciatica.”

Sciatica, a back condition usually caused by a “herniated disk in the spine” per the Mayo Clinic, can lead to shooting pains and cramping, rendering someone unable to walk due to pressure on the sciatic nerve from the lower back to the foot.

She Has To Waddle Because Of ‘Bad Sciatica’


During a previous Las Vegas performance earlier this year, Adele openly shared her ongoing struggle with chronic back pain as she moved across the stage with difficulty.

While engaging with the audience and using a handheld cannon to launch T-shirts into the crowd, she mentioned, “I’ve got two more; I’ve just got to get over to the other side of the stage.” In a video obtained by the Daily Star, the 35-year-old singer added, “I have to waddle these days because I have nasty sciatica.”

Adele has talked about her pain that has persisted for “half her life” until her weight loss transformation. She revealed how shedding 100 lbs helped her manage her issues and cope with anxiety.

The British singer noted that she can be more active with her son Angelo, following her C-section since losing weight. As she shared in an interview with The Face magazine in November 2021, this transformation has become a “metaphor for surviving.”

Adele Says She’s ‘Happy Now’

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Since her return to the spotlight after her 2019 divorce, Adele’s image has been a prominent topic of discussion. She openly talked about the connection between her physical health and anxiety.

The singer reflected on the significant improvement in her well-being post-weight loss, revealing, “I’m happy now… I’m more agile because I can now move more because of my back. I got my core strong…”

She recounted past struggles with back pain, noting that her first disc slipped at 15 due to a sneeze, and later issues arose from a C-section. These problems persisted for nearly half her life and often flared up due to stress or posture.

However, her back pain has eased since strengthening her core, especially the lower part. This change has enabled her to be more active with her child.

Adele’s journey towards health has translated to a newfound sense of strength. She stated, “I like feeling strong; I do. I love it. I was lifting weights this morning, and I’ve gone up from what I was doing a couple of weeks ago…”

Adele Attempts Beyoncé’s ‘Everybody On Mute’ Challenge

Adele dedicated her 2023 Grammy to her son, Angelo
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During her Las Vegas residency, Adele playfully attempted to emulate Beyoncé by taking on the “everybody on mute” challenge. In a moment during her “Weekends With Adele” show, the songstress decided to give the challenge a shot. However, things didn’t quite go as planned.

Adele humorously acknowledged her misstep as she told the audience, “You f***ing failed miserably.” She reminded them that when she sings “everybody on mute,” silence should endure.

She even referenced a recent Beyoncé concert in Atlanta where a similar challenge had gone awry, playfully sharing her amusement at the parallel. “Atlanta failed miserably. There was a video of them this morning!” she said. “And everyone was like, ‘wah!”

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