Adele: I feel uncomfortable being famous
Adele feels "uncomfortable" being famous.
The 27-year-old singer - who recently released her third studio album '25' - has admitted she doesn't relish her celebrity status, but it's something she's come to accept over the years.
Adele reflected: "I feel uncomfortable being famous.
"How long should I feel like that? Because if you're going to keep making music, there's a 50-50 chance you're going to be famous for the next 20 years.
"So do you want to be uncomfortable for 20 years, or do you want to just settle into it?
"I don't want to have plastic surgery. I'm going to look like this forever. Deal with it. Once you deal with it, you feel more calm about it."
Despite this, the Grammy Award-winning star is keen to protect her boyfriend Simon Konecki and their three-year-old son Angelo from the spotlight.
She told Time magazine: "My record is about my real life, so I have to talk about it.
"If you try to intrude or come near my family, I'm a lioness. Especially because my boyfriend isn't famous. So I think it's really unfair for anyone to want unlimited access to my family when we're not a brand.
"Some people do, and if you're happy to do it, then kudos - that's f***ing great. But I don't want my family to be part of my package.
"If my kid decides that when he's old enough to make his own decision that he wants to be known for being my kid, I'll be annoyed, but I won't stop him. I'll be like, 'It's your choice now.' But this was my dream. This isn't theirs."