English singer-songwriter Adele returned to Instagram to mark her 32nd birthday on Tuesday. She showed off her svelte figure and penned a special message amid the COVID-19 crisis. The 32-year-old singer took to Instagram and posted an image of her standing outside in the center of a gold circular sculpture adorned with three bouquets of blush-coloured flowers. "Thank you for the birthday love. I hope you're staying safe and sane during this crazy time
The 'Hello' crooner went on to express gratitude to those on the front lines of the global crisis: "I'd like to thank all of our first responders and essential workers who are keeping us safe while risking their lives! You are truly our angels 2020 okay bye thanks x."
The picture went viral with hundreds of thousands of likes and comments like this one from Chrissy Teigen: "I mean are you kidding me."
Bollywood actress Sonam Kapoor who also had to shed off kilos before making her Bollywood debut with the film 'Saawariya' took to Instagram and shared the latest post of the singer on her story. "What a transformation...So commendable. Love you @adele cannot wait for your new music," Kapoor wrote along with the picture.
This post is the 'All I ask' singer's first post on Instagram since December 23, 2019, when she posed next to the Grinch at her holiday party.
However, her dramatic weight loss also led to memes on the new ‘skinny Adele’. British actress Jameela Jamil slammed the same and wrote, “Adele would hate this so much. I’m so glad she isn’t on here to see people weaponize her body against women. These memes are everywhere. This is so offensive. So destructive. So reductive. It encourages us to demonize and become afraid of food.”
Avoiding major red-carpet events and not doing any interviews, Adele has mostly laid low over the past year. The singer, however, appeared at a pair of high-profile private parties, one for Drake's birthday in October and again at Beyonce and Jay-Z's post-Oscars party at Chateau Marmont. Both appearances -- photos of which were shared on social media -- caused a media and fan frenzy for her dramatic transformation.
According to People magazine, when they covered her new look, a source told the outlet that it's not been about losing weight for the singer, it's about wanting to be the healthiest mother she can be for son Angelo.
As per a source to the magazine, "Her whole focus during the weight loss journey has really been all about how she can be healthier and how can she treat her body better. It was never about losing weight. Her weight loss happened because she has cut down drinking and is eating more real food. But she now loves her physical transformation too. She is more confident, dresses differently and she just seems happier overall."
Adele’s new music is expected sometime in 2020 and would be her first album since '25', released in 2015, which followed earlier releases '21' and '19'.
With inputs from ANI