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Adele opens up about her postnatal depression in revealing interview

She thought she'd 'made the worst decision of my life' to have a baby

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Adele opens up about her postnatal depression in revealing interview

Adele has spoken out about how she struggled with depression after the birth of her son Angelo (now four-years-old).

In the revealing interview, Adele also said she couldn’t care less if her legs are hairy

In an interview with Vanity Fair, the singer said she suffered so badly with depression that she thought she’d ‘made the worst decision of my life’ by becoming a mum. She also revealed that she has no plans to have another baby with partner Simon Koneki as she’s ‘too scared’.

‘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,’ she said. ‘But I was obsessed with my child. I felt very inadequate; I felt like I’d made the worst decision of my life . . . It can come in many different forms.’

She admits that friends who didn’t have children would get annoyed with her, but that she was eventually able to admit to a friend who also has kids that she was struggling.

She explains that she decided to give herself 'an afternoon a week' just to do whatever she wanted without her baby, saying: ‘It makes you a better mom if you give yourself a better time.'

 

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In the revealing interview, Adele also said she couldn’t care less if her legs are hairy, admitting that she went a month without shaving and only removed the hair in the end because she was worried fans in the front row of her shows would be able to see it. Asked if Simon minded the leg fuzz, she responded: ‘He has no choice,' adding that she would have 'no man' telling her to shave her legs. 'Shave yours' she challenged. 

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She also warned that her current tour may be her last as she struggles with stage fright. ‘I’d still like to make records, but I’d be fine if I never heard (the applause) again’ she admitted.