Adele reveals she’s avoided London Underground for 20 years after terror attack

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  • January 28, 2024
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Published Jan 28, 2024, 7:45am|Updated Jan 28, 2024, 7:51am

Adele has opened up about how anxious she felt about using the London Underground following the 7/7 London terrorist attack in 2005.

The award-winning singer, 35, said she was unable to ride the tube for almost 20 years after four Islamic extremists bombed a bus and the underground, leaving more than 700 people injured and 52 dead.

Adele shared that the incident, which remains the worst terror attack in British history, had a huge impact on her.

Speaking to the crowd during her Las Vegas residency show, she explained how she overcame her crippling fear to use the tube once more.

‘I wasn’t even scared to be on the tube. I loved it. It reminded me of my teenage years,’ she said.

‘I haven’t really been on the tube In England, not since I’ve been famous. It is since we had a terror attack there. I have been scared because I get claustrophobic.’

However, the prospect of missing a performance of Abba’s Mamma Mia The Party at the O2 Arena helped the Hello hitmaker beat her fears.

She continued to the Caesar’s Palace crowd: ‘So it was Friday night and I had an appointment before. So I had to get there in like 45 minutes and it’s like a two-hour drive really in traffic.

‘So I had to get on the tube, on my appointment required me to be in full hair and makeup. So I very much looked like Adele the singer.

‘I got on the tube and I had a mask on. I did have lots of security guards with me in fairness and a few friends, but we were all very under the radar and I felt right at home. You’ll never guess what happened, but I f***ing fell asleep!’

Despite the slight snoozing hiccup, Adele had a blast at the event and feels it helped to ease her worries about public transport.

‘Anyways I loved it. And then I got to the O2 and I had to walk through thousands and thousands of people,’ she added.

‘People started recognising me then, but I was f****ing out of time.’

It comes after the star revealed she would not move back to the UK from Los Angeles due to a very relatable reason – the gloomy weather.

‘I get really bad seasonal depression, so the weather is good for me. It is strange sometimes, because I’m very British,’ she told The Hollywood Reporter.

‘Because it’s a bit harder for me to go out nowadays, what I love the most about LA is everyone goes to each other’s houses. I like that.’

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