Adele has admitted that cancelling her Las Vegas residency earlier this year has left her a 'shell of a person' thanks to the 'brutal' backlash.

The singer appeared on Desert Island Discs with Lauren Laverne to open up on how the situation had affected her.

"I thought I could pull it together and make it work, and I couldn’t," she admitted. "Maybe my silence has been deadly. I don’t know."

“But it was horrible and the reaction was brutal. I was a shell of a person for a couple of months.”

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