Adele on Quitting Smoking: ‘I’m Convinced That’s Made my Voice Weaker’

At least her fingers "ain't orange anymore."

By Amanda Wicks

Adele’s confessional North American tour continues. While appearing on the Canadian entertainment program etalk recently, she said that quitting smoking actually weakened her voice.

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It’s been five years since she quit, but it sounds as though she would take up the habit again if she could. “The people with the best voices, they always smoke,” she said. “I’ve given up smoking and I’m convinced that’s made my voice weaker.”

In 2011, Adele suffered a vocal hemorrhage and had to cancel her world tour so she could undergo laser surgery to remove a polyp. Since then, she’s taken measures to cut down on food and behaviors that could potentially strain and hurt her voice.

Of course, it doesn’t help when she works with artists who happen to smoke. Adele recounted recording “All I Ask” with Bruno Mars for her latest album 25. “Bruno smokes like an old woman,” she said.

Eve if Adele misses the occasional cigarette, she’s happy she doesn’t walk around with stained fingers. “My fingers ain’t orange anymore,” she said.

Fans attending her concerts aren’t just getting moving vocal performances; they’ve also been getting insight into Adele, herself. So far, she has opened up about how she can’t eat pizza anymore (because tomato sauce causes acid reflux), how much Amy Winehouse meant to her, and how she much wishes she could attend Harvard University.

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