Adele addressed her feelings on fame in the latest issue Rolling Stone, where she dismissed the idea that she hates being one of the world’s most well-known music artists, but acknowledged there were some concerns that came with the territory.
“I’m really frightened of it,” she said of her fame. “I think it’s really toxic, and I think it’s really easy to be dragged into it.”
The “Hello” singer went on to talk about Amy Winehouse, who died of accidental alcohol poisoning in 2011 after publicly struggling with substance abuse throughout her career. “Watching Amy deteroirate is one of the reasons I’m a bit frightened,” Adele said.
“We were all very entertained by her being a mess. I was f—ing sad about it, but if someone showed me a picture of her looking bad, I’d look at it. If we hadn’t looked, then they’d have stopped taking her picture,” she continued. “That level of attention is really frightening, especially if you don’t live around all that showbiz stuff.”
Read the full Adele interview — where she also talks about her unsuccessful collaboration with Blur’s Damon Albarn and her upcoming album, 25 — over at Rolling Stone.