Adele Breaks Down As She Pays Tribute To Orlando Shootings Victims

'The LGBTQI community... they’re like my soulmates.'

13/06/2016 08:17

Adele broke down in tears on stage on Sunday night (12 June), as she paid her respects to the victims of the Orlando shootings.

Less than 24 hours after around 50 people were killed at Pulse, a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, Adele was performing in Belgium, where she took the opportunity to say a few words in light of the tragedy.

After opening the show with two of her signature songs, ‘Hello’ and ‘Hometown Glory’, Adele told the crowds: “I’d like to start tonight by dedicating this entire show to everybody in Orlando, and at Pulse nightclub last night.”

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Revealing why the atrocity had hit so close to home, she continued: “The LGBTQI community... they’re like my soulmates, since I was really young, so I’m really moved by it.”

She then broke down in tears on stage, sparking a wave of applause from the enthusiastic crowd in Antwerp.

James Corden delivered a similarly moving speech as he opened the Tony Awards that same evening, as he made his debut hosting the awards show.

Back in March, Adele used her platform for a similar cause, honouring the victims of the terrorist attack in Brussels.

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