Adele performs on stage as American Express present BST Hyde Park in Hyde Park on July 02, 2022 in London, England.
Adele is rolling in the pain. She has revealed that she is suffering from a type of nerve pain that is causing her to “waddle.” while performing at her Las Vegas residency. During a recent date of her Weekends with Adele residency at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace, the 34-year-old songstress is seen hobbling across the stage.
Adele is heard telling the audience, “I have a waddle these days because I have really bad sciatica.” Sciatic pain is an irritation of the sciatic nerve, the largest nerve in the human body, which runs from the lower back to the legs. Per the Mayo Clinic, Sciatica most often occurs when a herniated disk or an overgrowth of bone puts pressure on part of the nerve. This causes inflammation, pain, numbness, and even shooting or burning pain from the lower back down one leg. Sciatica is caused by a variety of factors: general wear and tear of aging, or sudden pressure on the disks around the lower spine.
According to the Cleveland Clinic, you’re at greater risk for sciatica if you have had a previous injury to the lower back or spine. Another risk factor: an active job that requires heavy lifting. Other risk factors include an inactive lifestyle with limited exercise, diabetes, smoking, osteoarthritis and obesity.
Adele, who is performing her Vegas residency through March, has previously spoken about suffering from back pain. She said in a 2021 interview with The Face that she has suffered from two slipped disks in her back. “I slipped my first disk when I was 15 from sneezing. I was in bed and I sneezed and my fifth one flew out. In January, I slipped my sixth one, my L6.” She added, “I’ve been in pain with my back for, like, half of my life, really. It flares up, normally due to stress or from a stupid bit of posture.”
2023 Grammy Nominations: Adele, Beyonce, Taylor Swift and More
Olivia Rodrigo, John Legend, Machine Gun Kelly, Jimmie Allen, Smokey Robinson, Luis Fonsi and CBS Mornings anchors Gayle King and Nate Burleson will join Recording Academy CEO Harvey Mason Jr. for announcing the 2023 Grammy nominations. To be eligible for nominations, new recordings must be released from October 1, 2021 to September 30, 2022. Per the Recording Academy’ guidelines, these recordings must be “commercially released, nationally distributed and available from within the eligibility period” to qualify. Submissions opened this summer, with the first round of voting taking place from October 13 and ending October 23; a final round of voting to determine winners is scheduled to commence on December 14.
Though last year’s big winner Silk Sonic will likely not receive any nods after “gracefully, humbly and most importantly, sexually” withdrawing their debut album from consideration, music fans can still expect some stiff competition at the ceremony given powerhouse artists like Beyoncé, Taylor Swift, Harry Styles and Adele all released new music during the eligibility period.
This year’s awards will also include five new categories, including Songwriter Of The Year (Non-Classical), Best Alternative Music Performance and Best Americana Performance. There’ll also be a special merit award for Best Song For Social Change.
The 65th annual Grammy Awards will be held on Sunday, February 5, 2023 at the Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles at 8 pm ET on CBS and Paramounnt+. The host has not yet been announced; Trevor Noah hosted the show for the past two years.
See the nominations below: