Grammys: Hollywood Applauds Adele Following Halted George Michael Tribute
"I'm sorry for swearing and I'm sorry for starting again, can we please start it again? I'm sorry, I can't mess this up for him," she said onstage.
As Adele took the stage for the second time at the 2017 Grammys to pay tribute to George Michael, the star stopped her performance just moments in due to "technical difficulties" and dropped an F-bomb in the process.
The Grammy winner apologized for the halt in her performance and her use of profanity, saying, "I'm sorry for swearing, and I'm sorry for starting again. Can we please start it again? I'm sorry, I can't mess this up for him."
According to an eyewitness in the crowd, Adele said, "It's f—ed up, I can't do it like that." She continued to apologize as the crowd cheered and then started the song over as a slideshow of photos of Michael played behind her.
The British songstress' rendition of Michael's "Fastlove," off of his 1996 album Older, went on to receive a standing ovation as she began to tear up. Hollywood took to Twitter to share their reactions and show their support for the singer.
Read their tweets below.
I love @Adele— Chelsea Clinton (@ChelseaClinton) February 13, 2017
You got this, girl #GRAMMYs— Recording Academy (@RecordingAcad) February 13, 2017
Major major @Adele respects. Shit happens when you actually sing live. She was incredible.— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) February 13, 2017
I commend @Adele for starting over and making it right! Very very good.— Charlie Puth (@charlieputh) February 13, 2017
Adele teaching us life lessons.— Eric Stonestreet (@ericstonestreet) February 13, 2017
it's crazy we think we need to be perfect all the time but the best moment from tonight will be adele showing us its ok not to be perfect— christina perri (@christinaperri) February 13, 2017
Only @Adele could mess up and restart a song on live tv and make it the moment of the night! Amazing. Pro move and what makes u u!— Charles Kelley (@charleskelleyla) February 13, 2017
#Adele taught us a all a great lesson just now. If it's not right? START OVER AND NAIL IT! And she did. Love you, girl.— Bette Midler (@BetteMidler) February 13, 2017
Adele, what a badass. She cares so much. Who could be bummed about a singer singing live? All my respect. George Michael must be psyched.— hayley from Paramore (@yelyahwilliams) February 13, 2017
Adele just got a do-over. Can't America?— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) February 13, 2017
What a hero, what a woman. @Adele— Dianna Agron (@DiannaAgron) February 13, 2017
Your realness made that moment even more special. That took so much guts, George would have been so proud. @Adele— SKRILLEX (@Skrillex) February 13, 2017