Adam Levine takes the stage at annual fundraising gala in Las Vegas… after sexting scandal


It was business as usual for Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine on Saturday as he hit the stage to perform in Las Vegas.

The 43-year-old singer-songwriter sang alongside his longtime band at Shaquille O’Neal Foundation’s annual fundraising gala, The Event.

It comes just weeks after the father-of-two admitted to sending flirty text messages to model Sumner Stroh, 23, while married to expectant wife Behati Prinsloo.

Back at it: It was business as usual for Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine on Saturday as he hit the stage to perform in Las Vegas

Adam entertained a live audience for a good cause, dressed in a short-sleeved, black button-up shirt.

He wore a gold chain around his tattooed neck, letting its pendant rest on his chest, which he exposed by keeping the top buttons of his shirt undone. 

The music artist also donned a shiny gold watch, rings, and a bracelet while he belted out his hits.

The Los Angeles native teamed his top with brown trousers and well-worn dark sneakers that had chunky pink laces. 

Live show: The 43-year-old singer-songwriter sang alongside his longtime band at Shaquille O'Neal Foundation's annual fundraising gala, The Event

Live show: The 43-year-old singer-songwriter sang alongside his longtime band at Shaquille O’Neal Foundation’s annual fundraising gala, The Event

Moving forward: It comes just weeks after the father-of-two admitted to sending flirty text messages to model Sumner Stroh, 23, while married to expectant wife Behati Prinsloo

Moving forward: It comes just weeks after the father-of-two admitted to sending flirty text messages to model Sumner Stroh, 23, while married to expectant wife Behati Prinsloo

NBA legend Shaquille O’Neal, 50, even joined his friend on the stage at one point, just days after the retired athlete defended Levine’s cheating allegations.

In an interview with TMZ this past week, Shaq said, ‘Adam is a personal friend of mine. He’s always been a great guy.’

The former basketball star added: ‘He’s coming to help kids out this weekend. That’s as solid as you can get.’

O’Neal, whose nine-year marriage to Shaunie O’Neal ended due to infidelity also stated, ‘It is not my job to say, ‘You did this. You did that. You shouldn’t have did this. You shouldn’t have did that.’

‘As far as I can say, he’s coming to help kids out this weekend. He’s a good man in my book.’

Man behind The Event: NBA legend Shaquille O'Neal, 50, even joined his friend on the stage at one point, just days after the retired athlete defended Levine's cheating allegations

Man behind The Event: NBA legend Shaquille O’Neal, 50, even joined his friend on the stage at one point, just days after the retired athlete defended Levine’s cheating allegations

In his corner: In an interview with TMZ this past week, Shaq said, 'Adam is a personal friend of mine. He’s always been a great guy'

In his corner: In an interview with TMZ this past week, Shaq said, ‘Adam is a personal friend of mine. He’s always been a great guy’

Levine appeared jovial during his performance, smiling as he kept the crowd engaged with his chart-topping hits.

He wore black earpieces in both of his ears and picked up two different guitars throughout the gig.

Sumner shocked the internet last month when she went on TikTok and shared intimate messages between herself and the singer.

The video clip featured flirtatious messages and suggestions of in-person meetings and in the snippet Stroh said she felt ‘manipulated’ by the pop star.

‘Essentially, I was having an affair with a man who’s married to a Victoria’s Secret model. At the time, I was young, I was naive and, quite frankly, I feel exploited,’ she said.

‘I wasn’t in ‘the scene’ like I am now, so I was definitely very easily manipulated.’

High-spirited: Levine appeared jovial during his performance, smiling as he kept the crowd engaged with his chart-topping hits

High-spirited: Levine appeared jovial during his performance, smiling as he kept the crowd engaged with his chart-topping hits

Charity: Adam entertained a live audience for a good cause, dressed in a short-sleeved, black button-up shirt

Charity: Adam entertained a live audience for a good cause, dressed in a short-sleeved, black button-up shirt

Stroh also claimed that Levine indicated his relationship with Prinsloo was on rocky ground, but then the supermodel announced she was pregnant with their third child, suggesting the relationship was on stronger ground that she had been led to believe.

After the pregnancy was announced, Levine allegedly told his alleged mistress that he wanted to potentially name the child after her.

Following the revelation, Levine shared a post addressing the cheating rumors, admitting that he ‘crossed the line’ with his sexts and other messages.

‘I used poor judgment in speaking with anyone other than my wife in ANY kind of flirtatious manner,’ the musician said.

Stylish: He wore a gold chain around his tattooed neck, letting its pendant rest on his chest, which he exposed by keeping the top buttons of his shirt undone

Levine sported a light shadow of a beard

Stylish: He wore a gold chain around his tattooed neck, letting its pendant rest on his chest, which he exposed by keeping the top buttons of his shirt undone

In the zone: He wore black earpieces in both of his ears and picked up two different guitars throughout the gig

In the zone: He wore black earpieces in both of his ears and picked up two different guitars throughout the gig

‘I did not have an affair, nevertheless, I crossed the line during a regrettable period of my life. In certain instances it became inappropriate. I have addressed that and taken proactive steps to remedy this with my family.’

He continued: ‘My wife and my family is all I care about in this world. To be this naïve and stupid enough to risk the only thing that truly matters to me was the greatest mistake I could ever make. I will never make it again.

‘I take full responsibility. We will get through it and we will get through it together.’

Rockstar: He swapped out his blue instrument for a purple one

Rockstar: He swapped out his blue instrument for a purple one

Coming clean: 'I take full responsibility. We will get through it and we will get through it together,' Adam said of his inappropriate behavior; pictured with wife Behati Prinsloo in November 2021

Coming clean: ‘I take full responsibility. We will get through it and we will get through it together,’ Adam said of his inappropriate behavior; pictured with wife Behati Prinsloo in November 2021

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