Adele Gave An Emotional Tribute To The London Attack Victims On Stage In New Zealand
"I feel very far away and very strange not being at home. All I want to do today is just be at home and be with my friends and family."
Adele gave an emotional tribute to the victims of the London terror attacks during her concert in New Zealand on Thursday night.
Taking to the stage, Adele dedicated her song "Make You Feel My Love" to the victims and said she wished she was "at home" in London.
She told the 45,000-strong crowd:
Today there was a terror attack in my home town of London. I'm literally on the other side of the world and I want them to see our lights and to hear us.
I feel very far away and very strange not being at home. All I want to do today is just be at home and be with my friends and family.
Everyone [I know] is fine, but there are four people that aren’t fine. So let’s dedicate this to them tonight, and to my hometown, which is my soulmate. This is "Make You Feel My Love".
You can watch the dedication here:
It's not the first time Adele has used a concert to speak out against terrorism. Last year she paid tribute to the Brussels attack victims while on stage in London.
And she's not the only celebrity to pay tribute to this week's tragedy. Fellow Brit James Corden also gave a moving speech at the start of last night's the Late Late Show.
He had this important message for Londoners, sharing a similar sentiment to Adele:
There was a terror attack today in my hometown, the city of London in Westminster… I know a lot of people in England watch this show, as there’s a lot of people from Britain who work on this show, and of course, our thoughts go out to everyone who’s been affected by this.
Watching the news today, I felt a really long, long way from home. And it’s funny when something like that happens in your hometown, you don’t have a feeling of being glad that you’re so far away.
What you feel is that you wish you could be there with loved ones to stand alongside them… London is a diverse and proud and brilliant city, and one thing is for sure: if this act of terrorism was supposed to divide the people of London. I know for a fact that all something like this does is bring them closer together as one.
Tonight we send our heartfelt thoughts to everybody in Britain. Stay safe everybody, please.