Adele talks body image issues and how she won't let them 'rule my life'

Adele has spoken candidly about her struggle with body image issues. The 27-year-old, who recently made a triumphant return to the spotlight with single Hello, has revealed that she tries not to let her insecurities "rule my life".


Adele has spoken candidly about body image

"I do have body image problems, for sure," she told The Spectrum's Jenny Eliscu, ahead of the release of her new song When We Were Young. "But I don't let them rule my life, at all."

She added: "There's bigger issues going on in the world than how I might feel about myself and stuff like that."

The singer, who later this month is set to release her highly-anticipated album titled 25, went on to explain that she would prefer to be unique than "look like everyone else".

"There's only one of you, so why would you want to look like everyone else?" she said. "Why would you want to have the same hairstyle as everyone else and have the same opinions as everyone else?"

Adele, pictured here at the 2013 Grammys, has returned to the spotlight

There's no doubt that the British singer has made a spectacular return to the spotlight after enjoying a few years away to spend more time with partner Simon Konecki and the couple's son Angelo.

The lead title, Hello, of her upcoming album rocketed to number one in the charts, selling 165,000 copies in just three days after its release. The song's accompanying video also broke the record for the most viewed video in 24 hours on Vevo, totalling more than 27.7 million views on its first day.

Adele recently revealed the secret to her songwriting success, admitting she knows if it’s a good song based on how moved she is by her own lyrics.

"In order for me to feel confident with one of my songs it has to really move me," she told New York Times. "That's how I know that I've written a good song for myself – it's when I start crying. It's when I break out in [expletive] tears in the vocal booth or in the studio, and I'll need a moment to myself."