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It’s rare that eight-time Grammy winner Adele sits down for an interview, but she spoke to NBC’s Matt Lauer about her vocal chord surgery and loss of anonymity in her first network special airing in June. 

In a Today show preview to next month’s “Adele Live In London,” Adele told Lauer about her struggles in adjusting to fame.

“I don’t want to be a celebrity,” she said. “I don’t want to be in people’s faces, you know, constantly on covers of magazine that I haven’t even known I’m on.”

“I just wanna make music,” she added. “I don’t want anyone chatting about me, really. I still hope I have a little bit of clout in 10 years. All I’ve ever wanted to do is sing.”


“Adele Live In London,” which will also feature performances from Adele Live At The Royal Albert Hall DVD, airs June 3 at 8 p.m. ET on NBC.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003217053155 Liliana Baptista

    I believe it is a bit too late for that…

  • Caroline

    It is kind of sad that, nowadays, talented people get thrusted into the spotlight, and if they don’t want to be, it becomes such a big deal. Just my two cents. :-)

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Adam-Berkowicz/100001206459875 Adam Berkowicz

    Many celebrities live relatively balanced lives. As long as she lives drama-free, she should be just fine.

  • Hermione Granger

    I do love her honesty and passion. I think it’s completely legitimate for a famous musician to wish they didn’t have to be ‘famous’, but just get to do it all for the love of music. But unfortunately there’s this thing called the paparazzi, which makes it kind of difficult. The only thing I’d have a problem with is if someone said they didn’t want to be a celebrity but didn’t have any issues spending money like one. If you really don’t want people to look at you like a celebrity, live a humble life.

  • http://twitter.com/ceilidh_brenzzz Ceilidh Brennan

    Too bad she’s already in pretty deep…rolling in the deep, that is ;)

    • Jay

      I agree!!!! I don’t want to be a celebrity?? Then stop what you are doing!!

  • http://twitter.com/dreamfall31 Kevin Slechta

    …then don’t make music!!

  • Phoebe Glick

    I just love listening to her speak. I think UK talents are so much more dignified about the whole stupid idea of ‘celebrity’. Look at the stars of Potter and how they’re living quiet lives and doing interviews but not living the sort of “LA Lifestyle”. I think Adele might just have to accept that she will be in the spotlight quite a bit if she keeps making music (which I hope she does!!!) but just handle it with quiet grace.

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