Adele reacts to bold fan question: 'What does that mean?'

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Adele treated her fans to a surprise Instagram Live over the weekend, ahead of the release of her first new single in nearly six years.

The Grammy award-winner fielded masses of questions from her 40.8 million followers who quizzed her about everything from her upcoming music to her love for Beyoncé.

Singer Adele wearing a black t-shirt while doing an Instagram Live. Photo: Instagram/adele.
Adele treated her fans to an impromptu Instagram Live. Photo: Instagram/adele.

But the questions took a turn for the weird when someone asked whether or not the "Rolling In The Deep" singer plans to collaborate with children's cartoon character, Peppa Pig.

(For the record, it was a big, "No!")

Another fan wanted Adele to adopt them but, again, it was a 'no'. Then, the 33-year-old received a rather intimate inquiry about her private life that left her puzzled.

"'What's my body count?'" she repeated, looking baffled. "What does that mean?"

The term 'body count' is, of course, slang for the number of sexual partners someone has. A racy question to ask a friend let alone a superstar on social media.


Singer Adele wearing a black dress while standing in the middle of a floral display on her birthday. Photo: Instagram/adele.
Adele shared this snap on her birthday in 2020. Photo: Instagram/adele.

Fans were left near-speechless by the nosy question, with many taking to Twitter to remark on what happened.


"Someone really asked @Adele what her bodycount is. Y’all are #sick," said another.

"I still can’t believe someone asked Adele for her body count," echoed a third.

Others were simply in awe of the British icon, with one fan branding her, "An international treasure".

"I cannot get enough of her! She’s spectacular!" gushed another.

New song sneak peek

Also during her Instagram Live, Adele shared a surprise sneak peek of her new single, "Easy On Me", ahead of its release on October 15.

She admitted she will probably get into trouble from her label for playing the clip, which includes some rather emotional lyrics:

"There is no gold in this river that I've been washing my hands in forever/ I know there is hope in these waters but I can't bring myself to swim when I am drowning in the silence, baby let me..."

Adele opened up on her mental health and how writing her upcoming album — her first since 2015's 25 — was like therapy.

She said: "My mental health is very good at the moment. I take it day-by-day and I address whatever comes my way."

Adele added: "It definitely helps me feel better if I take my time. Writing my music… yeah it's been really therapeutic, for sure."

Adele told fans that her next album would be all about her divorce from charity boss Simon Konecki, the father of her eight-year-old son Angelo, who she split from in 2019.

Singer Adele looks on next to Rich Paul during the first half in Game Five of the NBA Finals between the Milwaukee Bucks and the Phoenix Suns at Footprint Center on July 17, 2021 in Phoenix, Arizona
Adele and her new boyfriend, Rich Paul sat courtside at the NBA Finals in July in Arizona. Photo: Getty Images.

En Vogue

Earlier in the week, Adele catapulted back onto the scene with a stunning cover shoot and interview for Vogue magazine, where she opened up about everything from the breakdown of her marriage to her 45kg weight loss.

Adele revealed that she was left feeling 'f***ing disappointed' and 'hurt' by the conversations being had by other women about her body following her physical transformation.

"The most brutal conversations were being had by other women about my body. I was very f***ing disappointed with that. That hurt my feelings," she said.

She told the magazine that the gym became her 'haven' during her split from Simon Konecki, and said that it was 'never about' losing weight.

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