Adele: Drinking Problem Revealed in New Biography
Adele Biography Says She Was an Alcoholic
Did Adele have a drinking problem?
A new tell-all book is claiming that Adele battled with booze, but overcame her addiction.
In Adele: The Biography, by Marc Shapiro, the singer's childhood and early career are explored.
Adele's father, who was an alcoholic, abandoned her when she was three, the book claims, leading to emotional damage and alcoholism.
Shapiro claims, "She began drinking at an early age," adding, "Midway through her first tour, she reportedly had a drinking problem."
In an interview with Shapiro, Adele explains one night in particular when she was drinking: "I got so drunk by the time I went on at 2 a.m. I had forgotten the words to my own songs ... It was the worst thing ever."
The author also claims that Adele looked to fill the void left by her father, noting, "She loved the drama surrounding boys who treated her badly."
Adele suffered some mental anguish when her first love cheated on her and she was bullied in school for being overweight, which Shapiro explains, "I'm sure it bothered her on a deep, emotional level."
Because he knows.
Her new love, Simon Konecki, was a huge turning point in her emotional life, as Shapiro says, "Since she hooked up with Simon she's cut out drinking to a large extent."
He believes the couple will be married within a year.
Adele: The Biography comes out July 17.