This is so sad. Adele got candid about her personal life in a new interview Oct. 31. She admitted to suffering from ‘really bad’ postpartum depression after giving birth to her son, Angelo Konecki. It was so ‘frightening’ at one point she said to a friend, ‘I f–kin hate this.’ Read her shocking confession here.
Adele, 28, is known to candidly speak her mind, especially in concert. But, her latest confession may be her most revealing and shocking one yet. “I had really bad postpartum depression after I had my son, [Angelo Konecki, 4] and it frightened me,” she admitted to Vanity Fair. The Grammy-winning singer covers the mag’s December 2016 issue.
Incase you did not know, postpartum depression [PPD] is an illness that can occur after a mother gives birth. It is a common depression that can make an individual feel hopeless or worthless. Women who develop PPD can end up having trouble bonding with their baby after giving birth.
Adele went on to admit, “My friends who didn’t have kids would get annoyed with me; Whereas I knew I could just sit there and chat absolute mush with my friends who had children, and we wouldn’t judge each other.” Wow.
The “Send My Love” singer dove deeper into her experience with postpartum depression. Adele admitted that she “didn’t talk to anyone about it.” In fact, “I was very reluctant,” she emotionally said. “My boyfriend [Simon Konecki, 42] said I should talk to other women who were pregnant, and I said, ‘F–k that, I ain’t hanging around with a f–kin’ bunch of mothers.’ Then, without realizing it, I was gravitating towards pregnant women and other women with children, because I found they’re a bit more patient.”
Adele ended up taking Simon’s advice and spoke to one of her friends. “One day I said to a friend, ‘I f–kin’ hate this,’ and she just burst into tears and said, ‘I f–kin’ hate this, too.’ And it was done. It lifted. My knowledge of postpartum—or post-natal, as we call it in England—is that you don’t want to be with your child; you’re worried you might hurt your child; you’re worried you weren’t doing a good job.” However, she explained, “It can come in many different forms. I was obsessed with my child. I felt very inadequate; I felt like I’d made the worst decision of my life.” This is so shocking.
After her conversation, the singer seemed to find a way to deal with the “frightening” condition. “Eventually I just said, I’m going to give myself an afternoon a week, just to do whatever the f–k I want without my baby. A friend of mine said, ‘Really? Don’t you feel bad?’ I said, I do, but not as bad as I’d feel if I didn’t do it.” We can’t believe this.
It’s very crazy to hear Adele’s shocking postpartum confession since she has always made is very clear that her son is her main priority. There’s even rumors that when her tour wraps she will take a 10-year break to raise Angelo. Although Adele has yet to confirm that speculation, she did admit to a packed crowd on her world tour that she’s longing for another infant around the house. “My womb is starting to ache a bit,” she told an audience in Nashville Oct. 15. However, the singer did reveal, “I’m not pregnant. I won’t get pregnant until the end of the tour.” Adele’s North American leg of her tour is set to conclude at the end of Nov., and then we’ll just have to wait and see if she will expand her family!
HollywoodLifers, are you shocked over Adele’s postpartum depression confession?