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2022-01-22 5:11:26 PM  
"I'm scared of audiences. One show in Amsterdam, I was so nervous I escaped out the fire exit. I've thrown up a couple of times. Once in Brussels, I projectile vomited on someone. I just gotta bear it. But I don't like touring. I have anxiety attacks a lot."

Then just be a studio act.  If performing is that physically upsetting, don't do it.  Half of The Beatles career was studio-only, and they managed to do pretty well from what I've heard.
 
2022-01-22 5:31:37 PM  

NeoCortex42: "I'm scared of audiences. One show in Amsterdam, I was so nervous I escaped out the fire exit. I've thrown up a couple of times. Once in Brussels, I projectile vomited on someone. I just gotta bear it. But I don't like touring. I have anxiety attacks a lot."

Then just be a studio act.  If performing is that physically upsetting, don't do it.  Half of The Beatles career was studio-only, and they managed to do pretty well from what I've heard.


Yeah, I want more info on this. If she knows she's afraid of audiences what's she booking shows for?
 
2022-01-22 5:32:45 PM  

NeoCortex42: "I'm scared of audiences. One show in Amsterdam, I was so nervous I escaped out the fire exit. I've thrown up a couple of times. Once in Brussels, I projectile vomited on someone. I just gotta bear it. But I don't like touring. I have anxiety attacks a lot."

Then just be a studio act.  If performing is that physically upsetting, don't do it.  Half of The Beatles career was studio-only, and they managed to do pretty well from what I've heard.


Kate Bush also . But even though Adele is not my thing , I have to side with her on this. I blame her management for not discussing exactly what the contract says. I might be wrong.
 
2022-01-22 5:33:38 PM  
Sounds like fraud to me.
 
2022-01-22 5:37:29 PM  

alienated: NeoCortex42: "I'm scared of audiences. One show in Amsterdam, I was so nervous I escaped out the fire exit. I've thrown up a couple of times. Once in Brussels, I projectile vomited on someone. I just gotta bear it. But I don't like touring. I have anxiety attacks a lot."

Then just be a studio act.  If performing is that physically upsetting, don't do it.  Half of The Beatles career was studio-only, and they managed to do pretty well from what I've heard.

Kate Bush also . But even though Adele is not my thing , I have to side with her on this. I blame her management for not discussing exactly what the contract says. I might be wrong.


If she signed it, she must obey it, a dele is a dele
 
2022-01-22 5:41:10 PM  

LewDux: alienated: NeoCortex42: "I'm scared of audiences. One show in Amsterdam, I was so nervous I escaped out the fire exit. I've thrown up a couple of times. Once in Brussels, I projectile vomited on someone. I just gotta bear it. But I don't like touring. I have anxiety attacks a lot."

Then just be a studio act.  If performing is that physically upsetting, don't do it.  Half of The Beatles career was studio-only, and they managed to do pretty well from what I've heard.

Kate Bush also . But even though Adele is not my thing , I have to side with her on this. I blame her management for not discussing exactly what the contract says. I might be wrong.

If she signed it, she must obey it, a dele is a dele


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2022-01-22 5:43:51 PM  

LewDux: alienated: NeoCortex42: "I'm scared of audiences. One show in Amsterdam, I was so nervous I escaped out the fire exit. I've thrown up a couple of times. Once in Brussels, I projectile vomited on someone. I just gotta bear it. But I don't like touring. I have anxiety attacks a lot."

Then just be a studio act.  If performing is that physically upsetting, don't do it.  Half of The Beatles career was studio-only, and they managed to do pretty well from what I've heard.

Kate Bush also . But even though Adele is not my thing , I have to side with her on this. I blame her management for not discussing exactly what the contract says. I might be wrong.

If she signed it, she must obey it, a dele is a dele


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2022-01-22 5:46:40 PM  
It may not just be normal stage fright, but enhanced stage fright brought on by having to face the reality that her voice can no longer do all the things it used to.
 
2022-01-22 5:53:42 PM  

alienated: NeoCortex42: "I'm scared of audiences. One show in Amsterdam, I was so nervous I escaped out the fire exit. I've thrown up a couple of times. Once in Brussels, I projectile vomited on someone. I just gotta bear it. But I don't like touring. I have anxiety attacks a lot."

Then just be a studio act.  If performing is that physically upsetting, don't do it.  Half of The Beatles career was studio-only, and they managed to do pretty well from what I've heard.

Kate Bush also . But even though Adele is not my thing , I have to side with her on this. I blame her management for not discussing exactly what the contract says. I might be wrong.


For me, XTC comes to mind.  Still, since this is a Page Six story, I'll take the entire story with a dump truck full of salt.
 
2022-01-22 5:59:03 PM  
I'm wary of any article saying "according to the daily mail"
 
2022-01-22 6:16:12 PM  
It's a safe guess to assume that she has some sort of contractual obligation to perform a certain number of live venues per year.

Contractual obligations aside, there's absolutely nothing wrong with being a studio artist predominantly. Hopefully she can find a way to make that happen for her.
 
2022-01-22 6:24:33 PM  
That's why I perform in a garage band that no one has ever heard of. We don't play any venues and haven't released any music that you can access because it's all about the music, man!
 
2022-01-22 6:42:03 PM  

buntz: That's why I perform in a garage band that no one has ever heard of. We don't play any venues and haven't released any music that you can access because it's all about the music, man!


Sellout!

I refuse to be in a band or even learn an instrument because I am a PURIST!
 
2022-01-22 6:46:09 PM  

John the Magnificent: buntz: That's why I perform in a garage band that no one has ever heard of. We don't play any venues and haven't released any music that you can access because it's all about the music, man!

Sellout!

I refuse to be in a band or even learn an instrument because I am a PURIST!


DECADENCE!

I refuse to acknowledge the existence of music.
 
2022-01-22 6:51:45 PM  

LewDux: If she signed it, she must obey it, a dele is a dele


I chuckled but also you're the worst
 
2022-01-22 7:07:40 PM  

LewDux: alienated: NeoCortex42: "I'm scared of audiences. One show in Amsterdam, I was so nervous I escaped out the fire exit. I've thrown up a couple of times. Once in Brussels, I projectile vomited on someone. I just gotta bear it. But I don't like touring. I have anxiety attacks a lot."

Then just be a studio act.  If performing is that physically upsetting, don't do it.  Half of The Beatles career was studio-only, and they managed to do pretty well from what I've heard.

Kate Bush also . But even though Adele is not my thing , I have to side with her on this. I blame her management for not discussing exactly what the contract says. I might be wrong.

If she signed it, she must obey it, a dele is a dele

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2022-01-22 7:10:41 PM  
She insists upon herself
 
2022-01-22 7:12:17 PM  
How does she wipe her ass with those fingernails? Is this someone else's job, Adele's ass-wiper/nail tech?
 
2022-01-22 7:12:20 PM  

LewDux: alienated: NeoCortex42: "I'm scared of audiences. One show in Amsterdam, I was so nervous I escaped out the fire exit. I've thrown up a couple of times. Once in Brussels, I projectile vomited on someone. I just gotta bear it. But I don't like touring. I have anxiety attacks a lot."

Then just be a studio act.  If performing is that physically upsetting, don't do it.  Half of The Beatles career was studio-only, and they managed to do pretty well from what I've heard.

Kate Bush also . But even though Adele is not my thing , I have to side with her on this. I blame her management for not discussing exactly what the contract says. I might be wrong.

If she signed it, she must obey it, a dele is a dele


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2022-01-22 7:30:47 PM  
sounds like page six is still awful.
 
2022-01-22 7:35:31 PM  

LewDux: alienated: NeoCortex42: "I'm scared of audiences. One show in Amsterdam, I was so nervous I escaped out the fire exit. I've thrown up a couple of times. Once in Brussels, I projectile vomited on someone. I just gotta bear it. But I don't like touring. I have anxiety attacks a lot."

Then just be a studio act.  If performing is that physically upsetting, don't do it.  Half of The Beatles career was studio-only, and they managed to do pretty well from what I've heard.

Kate Bush also . But even though Adele is not my thing , I have to side with her on this. I blame her management for not discussing exactly what the contract says. I might be wrong.

If she signed it, she must obey it, a dele is a dele


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Get out!
 
2022-01-22 7:51:16 PM  

phishrace: LewDux: alienated: NeoCortex42: "I'm scared of audiences. One show in Amsterdam, I was so nervous I escaped out the fire exit. I've thrown up a couple of times. Once in Brussels, I projectile vomited on someone. I just gotta bear it. But I don't like touring. I have anxiety attacks a lot."

Then just be a studio act.  If performing is that physically upsetting, don't do it.  Half of The Beatles career was studio-only, and they managed to do pretty well from what I've heard.

Kate Bush also . But even though Adele is not my thing , I have to side with her on this. I blame her management for not discussing exactly what the contract says. I might be wrong.

If she signed it, she must obey it, a dele is a dele

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Get out!


That took me far too long to get. In all seriousness, what about doing what Natalie Imbruglia does where she has an interpretive dancer on the stage.
 
2022-01-22 8:23:06 PM  

Moose out front: NeoCortex42: "I'm scared of audiences. One show in Amsterdam, I was so nervous I escaped out the fire exit. I've thrown up a couple of times. Once in Brussels, I projectile vomited on someone. I just gotta bear it. But I don't like touring. I have anxiety attacks a lot."

Then just be a studio act.  If performing is that physically upsetting, don't do it.  Half of The Beatles career was studio-only, and they managed to do pretty well from what I've heard.

Yeah, I want more info on this. If she knows she's afraid of audiences what's she booking shows for?


Because playing live is the only way for musicians to make money any more. Check out how little the streaming services pay the artists, and it's immediately apparent. The race to the bottom has been going on for a while now.
 
2022-01-22 8:23:09 PM  

LewDux: alienated: NeoCortex42: "I'm scared of audiences. One show in Amsterdam, I was so nervous I escaped out the fire exit. I've thrown up a couple of times. Once in Brussels, I projectile vomited on someone. I just gotta bear it. But I don't like touring. I have anxiety attacks a lot."

Then just be a studio act.  If performing is that physically upsetting, don't do it.  Half of The Beatles career was studio-only, and they managed to do pretty well from what I've heard.

Kate Bush also . But even though Adele is not my thing , I have to side with her on this. I blame her management for not discussing exactly what the contract says. I might be wrong.

If she signed it, she must obey it, a dele is a dele


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2022-01-22 8:23:41 PM  

squidloe: She insists upon herself


lol
 
2022-01-22 8:30:48 PM  

NeoCortex42: "I'm scared of audiences. One show in Amsterdam, I was so nervous I escaped out the fire exit. I've thrown up a couple of times. Once in Brussels, I projectile vomited on someone. I just gotta bear it. But I don't like touring. I have anxiety attacks a lot."

Then just be a studio act.  If performing is that physically upsetting, don't do it.  Half of The Beatles career was studio-only, and they managed to do pretty well from what I've heard.


And even when they performed, it was for like 45 minutes with most of those minutes being teenage girls screaming so loud they literally couldn't even hear themselves perform.  It was a debacle.

Van Morrison has always had stage fright, so he hasn't toured in like 45 years.  He just does random shows here and there... and then wears those sunglasses and doesn't make eye contact with the audience (Mitch Hedberg copied that for the same reason when he was alive)

But yeah, Adele is one of the very very very very very few modern acts that can actually sing.  Sing your heart out in the studio.

/On the other hand, cds don't sell anymore and streaming doesn't pay, so you pretty much HAVE to tour to make money.  So she probably feels obligated.
 
2022-01-22 8:50:09 PM  
A musical performer with stage fright is like a teller who can't count.

Both maybe need another approach.
 
2022-01-22 8:51:06 PM  

NeoCortex42: "I'm scared of audiences. One show in Amsterdam, I was so nervous I escaped out the fire exit. I've thrown up a couple of times. Once in Brussels, I projectile vomited on someone. I just gotta bear it. But I don't like touring. I have anxiety attacks a lot."

Then just be a studio act.  If performing is that physically upsetting, don't do it.  Half of The Beatles career was studio-only, and they managed to do pretty well from what I've heard.


Yeah, just go the Kate Bush, Enya, or Sade route.
 
2022-01-22 8:58:48 PM  

NathanAllen: A musical performer with stage fright is like a teller who can't count.

Both maybe need another approach.


Perhaps you can tell the room how folks with talent should perform. Right ?
 
2022-01-22 9:02:59 PM  

nigeman: I'm wary of any article saying "according to the daily mail"


Isn't Page Six pretty much The Daily Fail with titties?
 
2022-01-22 9:04:30 PM  

NathanAllen: A musical performer with stage fright is like a teller who can't count.

Both maybe need another approach.


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Tellers don't need to count. And the last time I was inside a bank, it was all loan sharks consumer credit salesmen.
 
2022-01-22 9:09:09 PM  

Mrs. Snipes: How does she wipe her ass with those fingernails? Is this someone else's job, Adele's ass-wiper/nail tech?


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2022-01-22 9:11:11 PM  

Excelsior: Mrs. Snipes: How does she wipe her ass with those fingernails? Is this someone else's job, Adele's ass-wiper/nail tech?

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By the way: Good luck getting this visual aid out of your head next time you see/hear her.
 
2022-01-22 9:15:34 PM  

kling_klang_bed: nigeman: I'm wary of any article saying "according to the daily mail"

Isn't Page Six pretty much The Daily Fail with titties?


Nope, It's the New York Post

Brit version is The Sun

Both are News Corp aka Murdoch just like The Times (UK) and The Wall Street Journal (US)

The Daily Mail is owned by this guy:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jonathan_Harmsworth,_4th_Viscount_Rothermere
 
2022-01-22 9:15:49 PM  
That is one very important woman.

In her own mind.
 
2022-01-22 9:17:56 PM  
Is it that unbelievable that half her crew has COVID? Rates are crazy high here.
 
2022-01-22 9:21:23 PM  

Fart And Smunny: Is it that unbelievable that half her crew has COVID? Rates are crazy high here.


It's really not all that far fetched, especially when you deal with a whole bunch of background randos who are in close proximity to one another:

'Star Trek: Picard' Production Paused After More Than 50 Test Positive for COVID-19 (Exclusive)
https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/tv/tv-news/star-trek-picard-positive-covid-production-omicron-1235070987/
 
2022-01-22 9:48:01 PM  

NeoCortex42: LewDux: alienated: NeoCortex42: "I'm scared of audiences. One show in Amsterdam, I was so nervous I escaped out the fire exit. I've thrown up a couple of times. Once in Brussels, I projectile vomited on someone. I just gotta bear it. But I don't like touring. I have anxiety attacks a lot."

Then just be a studio act.  If performing is that physically upsetting, don't do it.  Half of The Beatles career was studio-only, and they managed to do pretty well from what I've heard.

Kate Bush also . But even though Adele is not my thing , I have to side with her on this. I blame her management for not discussing exactly what the contract says. I might be wrong.

If she signed it, she must obey it, a dele is a dele

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Would you rather, "Break Adele, Spin the Wheel"?
 
2022-01-22 9:52:53 PM  
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2022-01-22 10:05:05 PM  

jmr61: That is one very important woman.

In her own mind.


She's gone from a husky, sweaty Northern girl with a great voice to a svelte, sweaty Northern girl with a great voice.

If mushy peas could sing, they'd sound like Adele.
 
2022-01-22 10:06:23 PM  

alienated: NathanAllen: A musical performer with stage fright is like a teller who can't count.

Both maybe need another approach.

Perhaps you can tell the room how folks with talent should perform. Right ?


Stage fright, writers block, performance anxiety are all very real and something that people have to work at all the time.

I have horrible writer's block when it comes to a core part of my career; the design of Business Intelligence Dashboards

It takes me a minimum of two days of constant bashing against a creative wall to settle on schema, theme, and the stories across the dashboards.

Once the idea's in place I can assemble them rapidly. Setting measures, filters, layout and the other mindless clicking nonsense.

Oddly, for the other creative half of my role I don't have the same odd block. I map automated data processes during introduction meetings, setting rapid delivery timelines after the spec meeting. That part is easy. Same thing, but very different creative process apparently.

I used to think it was odd and unfortunate that I had to wrack my brain and force engagement to do part of my job.

In the end I accepted that the only way to get a paycheck is smash through the process.

She should suppress the part of her that says, "this is hard" and focus on the "this is my living" narrative.
 
2022-01-22 10:39:54 PM  

Excelsior: Excelsior: Mrs. Snipes: How does she wipe her ass with those fingernails? Is this someone else's job, Adele's ass-wiper/nail tech?

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By the way: Good luck getting this visual aid out of your head next time you see/hear her.


I cannot get over just how photoshopped she is in every picture then if you see her on one of her webcam videos it's not even CLOSE to how she actually looks. it's like a Mili Vanilli type shiat where it cannot possibly be the same person.

Not sure why everyone here is on her side, she knows her issues. She didn't have to sign with management, she didn't have to be a touring musician, this all rests on her and either her desire for money or fame. It is no one else's fault but her own.

This isn't like the Britney bullshiat, this is an adult who can make her own decisions making bad decisions and everyone wants to blame everyone but the person that it sounds like is 100% responsible.
 
2022-01-22 10:44:02 PM  

Moose out front: NeoCortex42: "I'm scared of audiences. One show in Amsterdam, I was so nervous I escaped out the fire exit. I've thrown up a couple of times. Once in Brussels, I projectile vomited on someone. I just gotta bear it. But I don't like touring. I have anxiety attacks a lot."

Then just be a studio act.  If performing is that physically upsetting, don't do it.  Half of The Beatles career was studio-only, and they managed to do pretty well from what I've heard.

Yeah, I want more info on this. If she knows she's afraid of audiences what's she booking shows for?


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2022-01-22 11:30:58 PM  

kling_klang_bed: NeoCortex42: "I'm scared of audiences. One show in Amsterdam, I was so nervous I escaped out the fire exit. I've thrown up a couple of times. Once in Brussels, I projectile vomited on someone. I just gotta bear it. But I don't like touring. I have anxiety attacks a lot."

Then just be a studio act.  If performing is that physically upsetting, don't do it.  Half of The Beatles career was studio-only, and they managed to do pretty well from what I've heard.

Yeah, just go the Kate Bush, Enya, or Sade route.


Sade has put out six albums since 1984.  Their last was 2010.  I don't like the Sade route  :(
 
2022-01-22 11:34:58 PM  

LewDux: alienated: NeoCortex42: "I'm scared of audiences. One show in Amsterdam, I was so nervous I escaped out the fire exit. I've thrown up a couple of times. Once in Brussels, I projectile vomited on someone. I just gotta bear it. But I don't like touring. I have anxiety attacks a lot."

Then just be a studio act.  If performing is that physically upsetting, don't do it.  Half of The Beatles career was studio-only, and they managed to do pretty well from what I've heard.

Kate Bush also . But even though Adele is not my thing , I have to side with her on this. I blame her management for not discussing exactly what the contract says. I might be wrong.

If she signed it, she must obey it, a dele is a dele


I believe you meant 'a deal is a deal'.
 
2022-01-22 11:41:40 PM  

Fart And Smunny: Is it that unbelievable that half her crew has COVID? Rates are crazy high here.


No, not at all.  Nor that she didn't get the materials for the set-up.
Maybe she wanted to make a big come-back, and she agreed to this Vegas thing before she realized how hard it would be.  So now she can suck it up, and collect her checks.  How the fark she figured she could do a Vegas show if she has stage fright is beyond me.  That's a show every day, I think, and maybe twice on weekends.  Or is that Broadway?  Anyway, it's the top of the performing ladder, and maybe she got in over her head.  But too bad.  She made a deal.
 
2022-01-22 11:59:54 PM  

jake3988: NeoCortex42: "I'm scared of audiences. One show in Amsterdam, I was so nervous I escaped out the fire exit. I've thrown up a couple of times. Once in Brussels, I projectile vomited on someone. I just gotta bear it. But I don't like touring. I have anxiety attacks a lot."

Then just be a studio act.  If performing is that physically upsetting, don't do it.  Half of The Beatles career was studio-only, and they managed to do pretty well from what I've heard.

And even when they performed, it was for like 45 minutes with most of those minutes being teenage girls screaming so loud they literally couldn't even hear themselves perform.  It was a debacle.

Van Morrison has always had stage fright, so he hasn't toured in like 45 years.  He just does random shows here and there... and then wears those sunglasses and doesn't make eye contact with the audience (Mitch Hedberg copied that for the same reason when he was alive)

But yeah, Adele is one of the very very very very very few modern acts that can actually sing.  Sing your heart out in the studio.

/On the other hand, cds don't sell anymore and streaming doesn't pay, so you pretty much HAVE to tour to make money.  So she probably feels obligated.


They also didn't use monitors back then.
 
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2022-01-23 12:47:34 AM  

cryinoutloud: Fart And Smunny: Is it that unbelievable that half her crew has COVID? Rates are crazy high here.

No, not at all.  Nor that she didn't get the materials for the set-up.
Maybe she wanted to make a big come-back, and she agreed to this Vegas thing before she realized how hard it would be.  So now she can suck it up, and collect her checks.  How the fark she figured she could do a Vegas show if she has stage fright is beyond me.  That's a show every day, I think, and maybe twice on weekends.  Or is that Broadway?  Anyway, it's the top of the performing ladder, and maybe she got in over her head.  But too bad.  She made a deal.


It's just weekends for two or three months. The residency is called Weekends with Adele.
 
2022-01-23 1:12:41 AM  
Have you tried drugs? They're amazing.
 
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