Adele vows to stop swearing - almost succeeds

ADELE has vowed to give up swearing.

The 'Hello' singer - who has three-year-old son Angelo with partner Simon Konecki - was shocked to discover how frequently she'd used foul language during her performance at Glastonbury festival in June, so intends to curb her potty mouth at future shows.

Speaking on stage at Los Angeles' Staples Centre, she said: "I managed to swear 33 times. 33 times. I mean I'm not a mathematician -- I didn't even pass my exams and that -- but that's like every couple of minutes, swearing, right?

"I'm trying to powder my tongue a little bit and not swear so much."

Adele asked the audience to give her "moral support" with her vow, and excused her bad language by blaming it on being "British", but insisted it was never used "meanly".

She said: "I see lots of mothers here, so forgive me if I do. Just know if I do, I never mean it meanly, all right?"

However, Adele didn't manage to make it through the whole show without swearing.

She asked if there were any teachers in the audience and added: "Well, f***ing hell, I love teachers -- they're so important in our lives."

She then apologised for her slip-up.

When she performed her headline set at Glastonbury, the 28-year-old singer revealed on stage that the BBC - who broadcast the event - had warned her about her language.

She said: "Do you know how rock 'n' roll I am?

"Not very, but the BBC had to give me a warning about my potty mouth before I went on. I bet Muse didn't get that."

And she was previously told off by an audience member for her frequent use of expletives.

She admitted: "I got told off by someone sitting at the front who said, 'Stop swearing.' I do swear a lot."



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