Adele's Pre-Show Habit: Vomiting
The singer has a bad case of nerves, even now
By Kate Seamons,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 6, 2011 10:22 AM CDT
Adele performs at the MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday Aug. 28, 2011, in Los Angeles.   (AP Photo/Matt Sayles)

(Newser) – Adele graces the cover of British Vogue for the first time, and, appropriately, tackles the topic of appearances. Some highlights, as reported by Just Jared and the New York Daily News:

  • On her weight: "I've seen people where it rules their lives, you know, who want to be thinner or have bigger boobs, and how it wears them down. And I just don't want that in my life."
  • On pre-show jitters: "I puke quite a lot before going on stage. Though never actually on stage."

  • On the pressures to look a certain way: "It's just never been an issue—at least, I've never hung out with the sort of horrible people who make it an issue. I have insecurities of course, but I don't hang out with anyone who points them out to me."
  • On having kids one day: "Most of my friends are boys. Like, if I ever have children, I want five boys. Boys love their mothers whereas girls can be so mean to each other."
In non-Vogue news, Adele will find out tonight if she has beat 11 other artists to win the UK's Mercury Prize. In Vogue-related news, head to the UK site to see the cover image.