George Michael's family allowed Grammys tribute to happen because of Adele
Singer Adele (Picture: Getty Images)

Adele’s tribute to George Michael was a highlight of the 2017 Grammy Awards but she has admitted it only went ahead because the late singer’s family requested that she be the only person to sing.

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Speaking a week after the performance of Fast Love, during which she stopped the music claiming she had messed up and would not honour George with a bad vocal, Adele said: ‘They didn’t want a tribute at first – his family and camp – and they came back and were very specific that it be me.

‘I said, “Great, I have got something in the pipeline. If you want me to do it, I will do it”.’

George Michael's family allowed Grammys tribute to happen because of Adele
Adele pduring her George Michael tribute at the Grammys (Picture: Getty Image)

The Grammy award-winning singer also admitted that she was left ‘devastated’ following the news on Christmas Day that George had died.

‘I was devastated, I had to go for a walk on my own and on Boxing Day I said to Simon, my partner, I have to do that tribute,’ she told the Sunday People.

Speaking of the moment she first saw the video for Fast Love in 1996, she said: ‘When the video came out, I was blown away by how f***ing hot he was. It is exceptional how good looking he was.’

 

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