Adele On Her Grammys Tribute To George Michael

ADELE has revealed that George Michael's family specified that she perform the tribute to the late musician at last week's Grammy Awards.

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“They didn’t want a tribute at first – his family and camp – and then they came back and were very specific that it be me," the singer told Sunday People. "I said, ‘Great, I have got something in the pipeline. If you want me to do it, I will do it.'"

Adele, who had to restart her performance of Fast Love at the ceremony seconds into the song - telling the audience "I'm sorry for swearing and I'm sorry for starting again. I can't mess this up for him" - also discussed her feelings when she learned of Michael's death on Christmas Day last year.

"I was devastated, I had to go for a walk on my own and on Boxing Day I said to Simon, my partner, I have to do that tribute."

“I found him one of the ­truest icons, because when people are that famous there is not fakeness in a bad way but they put on an alter ego to protect themselves, and rightly so," she continued. "I understand and appreciate that.”

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