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.