Adele and her fans have paid tribute to the victims of Tuesday’s bomb attacks in Brussels.
The singer was on stage at the 02 Arena last night and got the crowd to sing along to one of her tracks with fans lighting up the venue with the mobile phones.
34 people were killed and 250 were injured after suicide bombers hit Zaventem airport and Maelbeek metro station.
In a video posted online, the 27-year-old singer can be heard saying:
We’re all here for the same reason. I’m hoping you’ve all come to be entertained by me. I’m here to entertain you, so we’re all united, so that makes us much better than them fuckers. You’re on, you fuckers.
She added: “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.”
After finishing the track – from her debut album 19 – Adele said:
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. Thank you very much for doing that… I think they heard us.
She later saw her packed stadium of fans hold up their phones, creating a sea of light, in a statement of solidarity with the victims.
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She wasn’t the only artist to mention the attacks on stage last night. Macklemore – while performing in Zurich – also made a statement about yesterday’s events, saying: “I never believed in God, but things got so fucked up, that I had to pray.”