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The Embarrassing Tale Of Adele, A Tampon, And A Red Hot Chili Pepper!

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Poor thing! This actually is one of the most mortifying stories we've ever heard!

Adele recently opened up about one of her biggest FML moments ever, which occured when she was set to perform Neil Diamond's Cracklin' Rosie at a tribute to the singer at the 2009 MusiCares Person of the Year gala.

After injuring her thumb right before the gig, she attempted to hastily soak up the blood with a tampon, and didn't realize that the entire audience could see it until Anthony Kiedis of Red Hot Chili Peppers filled her in backstage afterwards!

She explains:

"My ghetto nail had come off the night before…it ripped my real nail off, so I had a tampon on my thumb to soak up the blood. I had to go on stage in my coat 'cos all my dresses were in the dry cleaner, so I looked like I didn't even wanna be there. I meant to put my good hand at the tip of the mike stand, which I always cling onto, but forgot because I was so stressed. Anthony Kiedis came over after and said I was the best - which I wasn't, he was just being polite. Then he admitted that, on the screen behind, the tampon was right in front of my face. I was so embarrassed, I ran off. Neil was getting a lifetime achievement award and asked me to sing Cracklin' Rosie. I didn't know the words, and it's a baritone balled, which is useless for me. So, obviously, I was fucking rubbish."

Ahhhh! We would absolutely die!

There's no real way to spin that one, you just have to take it stride and realize that even when everything goes to hell, you're still standing at the end of the day!

And we LOVE that have enough self-confidence to be able to laugh about it in retrospect!

But let's be real, bb - with a voice like yours, you could perform with a mouth full of marbles and still sound better than 95% of the world population!


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7 comments to “The Embarrassing Tale Of Adele, A Tampon, And A Red Hot Chili Pepper!”

  1. 1

    LMFAO, 2 funny; poor Adele

  2. 2

    She's such a down to earth person. I would def have a good laugh think what the hell just happened and move on because her voice is so gorgeous i dont think she can do no wrong!

  3. 3

    I'm sorry. I don't believe this story. I think it was her 'used' tampon.

  4. 4

    "Ballad"…not balled. HA.

  5. 5

    Talk about your combination of humilation and sick humor. Poor thing. She's an incredible performer so I hope she can put this behind her. ,,,,On the other hand, I would love to see some footage of this. I know. I am sick. lol

  6. 6

    Ah, what?

  7. @v@ says – reply to this


    OMG, unbelievable tale. I guess she'll carry bandaids in her kit now, just in case.
    Lyric cheat sheet on ur hand or inside of your arm, or in big letters on the floor at your feet, or in small on a mic clip at chest level are an ok fall back for a quickie pinch job. Beats blanking on lines. Don't they have monitors now? The tech crew could scroll the lyrics if you asked them.