Adele claimed that her body had to be taken “up off the floor” after she collapsed backstage during her Las Vegas residency due to a sciatica spasm.
“I am going to sit down and rest my sciatica,” the 35-year-old singer stated of her persistent back problems during a concert over the weekend.
She went on to tell fans about a recent sciatica episode that had her on her knees.
“They picked my whole body up off the floor,” Adele said to the audience at Caesars Palace.
According to the Mayo Clinic, sciatica is a condition that happens when a herniated disk puts pressure on a portion of the sciatic nerve, causing intense pain.
Adele had mentioned her back issue when firing T-shirts into the audience with a portable cannon at a previous event.
“I’ve got two more; I’ve just got to get over to the other side of the stage.” “I have to waddle these days because I have really bad sciatica,” she remarked at the time.
The Grammy winner has not said what caused the ailment or when it first appeared.
During her Saturday night show, the “Skyfall” singer also chastised a security guard for allegedly “bothering” a young fan.
She paused her performance of “Water Under The Bridge” when she noticed someone in the audience being hassled by security.
“What is going on with that young fan there?” Adele asked as she walked to the front of the stage, fan video shows. “He’s been bothered so much for standing up … why are you bothering him? Can you leave him alone, please?”
As the crowd applauded, the British pop star added, “They won’t bother you again, my darling,” and apologized to the audience for interrupting the performance.
“Sorry, I’ve been bothered the whole show by security and other people sitting behind him. He’s here to have fun, alright. All of you are here to have fun.”
This was not Adele’s first time standing her ground on stage; she previously issued a challenge to anyone considering hurling anything at her when she performed.
“Have you noticed how people are forgetting f–king show etiquette at the moment and just throwing s–t onstage?” she said last month. “Have you seen that? I f–king dare you, I dare you to throw something at me. I’ll f–king kill you.”
The “Set Fire to the Rain” singer’s comments come after a succession of cases in which artists have been interrupted during live concerts by cell phones, bawdy sex toys, a big cheese wheel, and even human ashes.