Adele wasn’t afraid to pause her concert on Saturday after she spotted a security guard apparently accosting one of her fans without adequate reason.
The singer, 35, paused her August 26 concert in Las Vegas while performing her hit single Water Under the Bridge to call out a security guard for bothering a male fan who had stood up from his seat in the audience.
The singer — who recently revealed she collapsed after one of her residency shows due to a sciatica attack — earned praise on social media from fans after a video of her defending the fan went viral.
In footage of the incident, Adele could be heard saying to the unidentified security security guard, ‘What is going on there with that young fan who’s been bothered so much since I came on for standing up? What’s going on with him? Yes, you, with your hand up, yes you!’
Not satisfied with the security guard’s answer, which couldn’t be heard due to the loud cheering from the many other concert goers, the 16-time Grammy winner continued to shout at the security guard to ‘leave the fan alone.’
All Hail Adele! On Saturday, Adele stopped her residency concert in Las Vegas after seeing a guard appear to accost a fan without a good reason
Pause: While performing her hit single Water Under the Bridge, the 35-year-old singer paused when she spotted a security guard, who was stationed in the crowd, ‘bothering’ one of the concert attendees
‘Why are you all bothering him? Can you leave [the fan] alone, please? They won’t bother you anymore, darling. You enjoy the show. Leave him alone,’ Adele said.
Adele coming to the defense of the male fan, whose identity remain unknown, earned her loud cheers from the adoring crowd.
As the cheers and screams went down, the British singer proceeded to address the audience, stating: ‘Sorry, guys. [That fan has] been bothered the whole show by security and other people sitting behind him. He’s here to have fun. All of you are here to have fun.’
She resumed the show and the band started playing Water Under the Bridge again. Due to the incident, the Oscar-winning singer had to start the song from the very top.
Various video clips of Adele’s actions quickly went viral on social media, with many of her fans taking to X, formerly known as Twitter, to share their reactions.
The majority of Adele’s fans hailed her as a ‘Queen’ while others proceeded to call her ‘Mother.’
Twitter user @kp_official_1 expressed, ‘Queen behavior followed by falling right back into the bop. I’m inclined to Stan.’
Meanwhile, in a quote Tweet, Twitter user @daydreamerdutch wrote: ‘Adele helping out a fan by saying what needs to be said.’ She also included a picture of a sign at the concert venue, which encouraged fans to stand up during show.
Several other fans used the opportunity to crack jokes at the security guard that Adele called out. Twitter user @ladidaix wrote, ‘The guard musta been embarrassed af 💀.’
‘If I had to interrupt Water Under the Bridge for some nonsense I’d be pissed too,’ Twitter user @Nnemdilim joked.
Adele’s August 26 show in Las Vegas is part of her ongoing ‘Weekends with Adele’ residency at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace.
Weekends with Adele is the singer’s first-ever Las Vegas Concert Residency and is comprised of a five-month series of Friday and Saturday night shows. Adele’s residency began on November 18, 2022 and is scheduled to end on November 4, 2023.
Leave Him Alone: Not satisfied with the security guard’s answer, Adele continued to shout at the security guard to ‘leave the fan alone’, a move that earned her loud cheers from the adoring crowd
Yes Adele: Various video clips of Adele’s actions quickly went viral on social media, with many of her fans taking to X, formerly known as Twitter, to share their reactions, like this user did
Universal Praise: Adele’s fans were quick to praise her for her actions, with many calling her ‘Queen’ or ‘Mother’
Coming to the defense of a fan: Adele coming to the defense of a fan at her Las Vegas show on August 27 wasn’t the first time that a famous singer had to come the defense of a person in the crowd being ‘bothered’ by a security guard. Taylor Swift came to the rescue of a fan during her concert in Philadelphia back in May
Adele coming to the defense of a fan at her Las Vegas show on August 27 wasn’t the first time that a famous singer had to come the defense of a person in the crowd being ‘bothered’ by a security guard.
Back in May, Taylor Swift came to a fan’s defense while in the middle of a performance on her current tour.
During The Eras Tour’s May 13 show in Philadelphia, video footage of Swift stopping in the middle of her performance of ‘Bad Blood’ to stop a security guard from bothering a fan quickly made rounds on Social Media.
“She’s fine! She wasn’t doing anything!..Hey! Stop!” Swift yelled out to a reportedly aggressive security guard.