The Reason Adele Stopped Drinking Alcohol

Adele is arguably one of the greatest voices in the music industry. Her soaring vocals have all of us belting out the lyrics to her hit song "Hello" whether it be in the privacy of our shower when we think no one can hear or when we are gathered with friends for a night out. With the much anticipated release of Adele's newest album "30" that will hit our AirPods and Bluetooth speakers on Friday, per USA Today, the chanteuse is giving us a whole new repertoire of songs to sing together – just in time for Friendsgiving – as well as a glimpse into her personal growth since "25" was released.

Most recently, Adele had a nice sit-down with Oprah, queen to queen, and per Today, opened up about her divorce, learning to love herself, and even touched upon her relationship with alcohol and the reason she stopped drinking. Adele confirmed that her relationship with adult beverages was complicated because it took her dad from her. Per Wionews, she went on to acknowledge that his drinking affected their relationship. "My dad's absolute lack of presence and effort. But I finally understood that it was the alcohol," she said. While Adele had made peace with her father, giving up alcohol really helped her find peace with herself, but it wasn't easy.

She had a lot of work to do

During the lockdown, "my first emergency run at the grocery store was for Whispering Angel and ketchup. Whispering Angel turned me into a barking dog. It did not make me whisper," Adele revealed in an interview with Vogue. "I've always had a very close relationship with alcohol. I was always very fascinated by alcohol. ... I always wanted to know what was so great about it." 

Adele first shared she would be shunning her favorite Aperol spritz during an Instagram Live on October 9, per the Independent. "Aperol spritz, I love that. Although [because] I'm gearing up to come back, I'm having to cut out my drinking," the singer said. 

But she also shared a much deeper reason with Oprah. Per Today, along her journey, Adele found she had a lot of work to do on herself. "Well, when I was going through everything a couple of years ago, when I was going through my divorce, yes. Not at the beginning. At first, I was probably keeping the alcohol industry alive. But you know, once I realized that I had a lot of work to do on myself, I stopped drinking, and I started working out lots and stuff like that to keep me centered," she said. It seems to have worked, and we couldn't be happier.