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Adele 'adored' Amy Winehouse

Adele 'adored' Amy Winehouse

Adele "adored" Amy Winehouse.

The 'Hello' hitmaker was inspired to carve out a career in music after hearing the late singer's track 'Frank' in 2008, and went through her own "massive grieving process" after Amy's death in 2011 even though they "didn't really know each other."

The 27-year-old star said: "If it wasn't for Amy and 'Frank,' one hundred per cent I wouldn't have picked up a guitar, I wouldn't have written 'Daydreamer' or 'Hometown' and I wrote 'Someone Like You' on the guitar too.

"Contrary to reports, me and Amy didn't really know each other, we weren't friends or anything like that. I went to Brit School and she went for a little while. But a million per cent if I hadn't heard 'Frank' this wouldn't have happened. I adored her."

But Adele "felt a little bit uncomfortable" watching the recent controversial documentary 'Amy' about the 'Back to Black' hitmaker.

Asked if she had seen it, she told i-D magazine: "I did see it, yeah. I wasn't going to. I loved her and I went through my own massive grieving process as her fan. I'd finally got to a place where I felt really great about the impact she'd had on my life, in every way. I felt really, really fond of it all. But then I read this review of it and that made me go and see it.

"I got super emotional with the funeral footage. But I wasn't really that into the saved voicemails and stuff like that. I felt like I was intruding so I actually felt a little bit uncomfortable and that ruined it for me. I love watching her, but I kind of wish I hadn't seen it. But you know, I love Amy. I always have, I always will. Do you know what makes me super sad? That I'm never going to hear her voice again, other than how I've heard it."