Last week, Kristen Stewart accidentally dropped an F-Bomb during her SNL monologue. This week, Adele made the same mistake, only it was during her tribute to George Michael at the Grammys:
The F-Bomb was bleeped out during the middle of her tribute to the recently passed George Michael.
Adele was signing Michael’s famous song “Fastlove,” which doesn’t have an F-Bomb in it at all. Instead, the word slipped out when Adele was dealing with technical issues. She stopped the song, and said she had to restart:
“I know it’s live TV, I’m sorry. I can’t do it again like last year. I’m sorry for swearing and sorry for starting again, can we please start it again. I’m sorry, I can’t mess this up for you. I’m sorry.”
The crowd applauded her for knowingly admitting her mistake and stopping a live performance. After the song — which was accompanied by pictures of Michael behind her –Adele began to cry as the crowd gave her a very loud standing ovation:
When Adele mentioned she couldn’t do it again, she was referring to the mic issues she had while performing “All I Ask” last year. Early on during that incident, her mic cut out and on TVs around the world, the audio went out multiple times throughout the song.
At the end of the day, despite her slip up and accidental F-Bomb, Adele’s tribute was fantastic and brought tears to everyone’s eyes for a great reason.
Here’s the performance in full: