Adele: 'Quitting smoking has made my voice worse!'
Adele is convinced her voice is weaker because she has quit smoking.
The 28-year-old singer made the decision to stop inhaling nicotine sticks five years ago, as she embarked on a healthy lifestyle change after a vocal cord haemorrhage in 2011 led to her having surgery.
While Adele looks noticeably better for calling time on her habit, she has revealed in a new interview that she believes kicking the cigarettes had actually adversely affected her vocal skills.
"The people with the best voices, they always smoke. I've given up smoking and I'm convinced that's made my voice weaker," she is quoted as telling Canada's etalk.
At the height of her addiction, Adele smoked up to 25 cigarettes a day. But after quitting the habit, the Hello singer told Britain's Daily Mirror newspaper she had given up because she was afraid smoking would eventually kill her.
"If I'd carried on smoking, I'd probably have died from a smoking-related illness, and I think that's really bad," she said. "If I was dying from lung cancer I would have potentially given it to myself and that wouldn't be something I'd be proud of."
Adele hit headlines earlier this week when she dedicated her concert at New York's Madison Square Garden on Tuesday night (20Sep16) to Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, after it was revealed the actress had filed for divorce from her husband.
However, as she took to the stage at the venue again on Thursday night (22Sep16), Adele set the record straight and told the audience she had been joking about saying that the Brangelina split represented the "end of an era".
"I don't care if they've broken up. I couldn't give a f****ing s**t," she said. "I don't care, I don't know them. It's ridiculous, what's going on in the world, and that's front-page news."
- Cover Media