star's transformation 'I had to travel light' - Adele jokes about her weight loss
ADELE revealed her new album is not finished yet and joked about her weight loss during her Saturday Night Live hosting gig.
The chart-topping singer (32) showed off her slimmer figure in an all-black outfit as she returned to the long-running sketch show for the first time since 2015, when she appeared as a musical guest.
In her opening monologue as host, Adele recalled her first appearance on the show in 2008, which she credits with helping her crack the US music charts.
She revealed why she is only on hosting duties, with singer-songwriter H.E.R. appearing as musical guest.
"My album isn't finished and I'm also too scared to do both. I would rather just put on some wigs - and this is all mine, by the way - have a glass of wine or six and just see what happens," she said.
"And I know I look really, really different since you last saw me but actually, because of all the Covid restrictions and the travel bans, I had to travel light and only bring half of me, and this is the half I chose."
The Hello singer finished her monologue with a "genuine, sincere thank you" to New York's frontline workers.