Adele Tears up Honoring the Orlando Victims During Her Belgium Concert: 'They're Like My Soul Mates,' Says the Star of the LGBT Community
“I would like to start tonight by dedicating this entire show to everybody in Orlando and at Pulse nightclub last night,” the singer, 28, told the audience as she teared up. “The LGBTQ community, they’re like my soul mates since I was really young, so I’m very moved by it.”
Joking that her music would be no help in lifting the mood, Adele told her fans “most of this tonight is pretty miserable because my songs are f–––ing miserable. I do have two songs that sound happy, but they’re not.”
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The “Hello” singer is just one of many celebrities speaking out to offer their support following the massacre early Sunday morning by a gunman who opened fire at Pulse Nightclub in Orlando. Forty-nine victims were killed and more than 50 were injured, making it the deadliest mass shooting in American history.
The Tony Awards ceremony was also dedicated to celebrating the lives of those who were involved in the horrific event.
“Our hearts are heavy for the unimaginable tragedy that happened last night in Orlando,” the Tony Awards said in a statement on their website. “Our thoughts are with the families and friends of those affected.”