In her honest Rolling Stone interview, the notoriously reclusive Adele reveals the reason she is frightened of fame

After years of famously shying away from the limelight, Adele has finally revealed why – and it has a lot to do with the sad story of Amy Winehouse.

In an honest new interview with Rolling Stone, the Hello singer confesses to being frightened of fame, describing it as ‘toxic.’


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‘People think I hate being famous,’ she tells the mag. ‘And I don’t. I’m really frightened of it. I think it’s really toxic, and I think it’s really easy to be dragged into it.

She goes on to express horror over the level of public attention tragic Amy – whom Adele only met a handful of times – endured before her untimely death in 2011.

‘Watching Amy deteriorate is one of the reasons I’m a bit frightened,’ the 27-year-old star revealed.

‘We were all very entertained by her being a mess. I was f***ing sad about it, but if someone showed me a picture of her looking bad, I’d look at it. If we hadn’t looked, then they’d have stopped taking her picture.’

She added: ‘That level of attention is really frightening, especially if you don’t live around all that showbiz stuff.’

And, despite being the most loved celeb on the entire planet right now, Adele confesses that she still gets star-struck when she meets fellow celebrities.

Describing how she ended up sobbing (‘like, snot, everything’) when meeting one of her idols, Fleetwood Mac singer Stevie Nicks, Adele said: ‘I’m not sure if I’ll ever not feel a bit overwhelmed when I go to places where there are loads of stars.

‘I always feel like I’m gonna get thrown out. Or it’s going to turn out to be some, like, hidden-camera show. Like someone’s gonna send me back to Tottenham.’

Honestly, we don’t think that’s about to happen Adele. Trust us.