Singer talks about her dislike for going on the road and her battle with depression in Vanity Fair interview
The singer Adele has revealed she would be happy if she never had to tour again, in an interview that also covered her long battle with depression and what she described as her very dark side.
The multi-Grammy Award winning songwriter said she would continue to make music, but was content to lose out on lucrative live tours and never to appear on stage again.
She told Vanity Fair magazine: Id still like to make records, but Id be fine if I never heard [the applause] again. Im on tour simply to see everyone whos been so supportive. I dont care about money.
The 10-time Grammy winning musician, whose hits include Someone Like You and Rolling in the Deep, is nearing the end of a 10-month tour with her album, 25.
Adele told the magazine that the death of her grandfather when she was a child sparked her depression and that she had undergone therapy to tackle the illness.
The 28-year-old, born Adele Adkins in Tottenham, north London, also spoke of having postnatal depression after the birth of her son, Angelo, four.
She is quoted in the December issue as saying: I have a very dark side. Im very available to depression. I can slip in and out of it quite easily.
It started when my grandad died, when I was about 10, and while I never had a suicidal thought, I have been in therapy, lots.
But I havent had that feeling since I had my son and snapped out of my postpartum depression, she added. I had really bad postpartum depression after I had my son, and it frightened me.