‘The LGBTQA community, they’re like my soul mates’: Adele pays tribute to Orlando shooting victims

Adele performs Sunday night at the Sportpaleis in Antwerp, Belgium.
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Adele dedicated her concert Sunday night in Belgium to victims of the shooting at a gay club in Orlando that left 49 people dead and 53 injured.

“I would like to start tonight by dedicating this entire show to everybody in Orlando at Pulse nightclub,” the British singer said in video footage from the concert at Antwerp’s Sportpaleis posted on YouTube.

“The LGBTQA community, they’re like my soul mates since I was really young, so I’m really moved by it.”

At that, Adele appeared to start to tear up.

“I don’t know why I’m crying already, because most of this tonight is pretty miserable,” she said. Then, using more vivid language, she jokingly said that her songs are typically very miserable.

“I do have two songs that sound happy — but they’re not,” she added before launching into her hit song, “Rumour Has It.”



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