Adele pays tribute to Brussels at London concert
Adele belted a touching tribute to Brussels hours after tragedy struck the European city in the country’s latest terrorist attack.
The “Hello” crooner sent her love to Belgium’s capital city through a moving ballad and asking concertgoers to light up London’s famed O2 arena during a concert on Tuesday night.
“This is ‘Make You Feel My Love’ and this is for Brussels tonight. I want you to all sing it with me alright so they hear us,” the superstar singer told the crowd.
The songstress dedicated the song to the city as fans illuminated the stadium with their cellphones and sang along.
Thousands of fans held up their phone as lighters in solidarity with the European city, where a Tuesday bombing killed at least 34 people and injured more than 180 victims.
“I don’t think I’ve ever actually been so moved before in my life at one of my shows, that was just so beautiful,” the 27-year-old said after finishing the song.
Adele took to singing to remember the victims of Brussels.
“Thank you very much for doing that … I think they heard us,” she added to the audience’s applause.
The series of bombings at the city’s international airport and subway station came four days after Salah Abdeslam, a suspect in the Paris terror rampage last November, was arrested.
Several other celebrities from pop star Miley Cyrus to actress Reese Witherspoon took to social media to share their sympathies.
Here’s what some had to say:
Praying for all those who’ve been affected by acts of terror across the globe, most recent being in Brussels…Heart breaking! 🙏
— Rihanna (@rihanna) March 22, 2016
Praying for peace around the world. Brussels my heart breaks for you.
— Nick Jonas (@nickjonas) March 22, 2016
Devastating news to hear this morning. Senseless acts of violence. When will we stop all of this madness. Heart goes out to Brussels today.
— Ruby Rose (@RubyRose) March 22, 2016
Dreaming of a world where violence doesn’t exist.
— Hailee Steinfeld (@HaileeSteinfeld) March 22, 2016