Adele Revealed That Her '30' Album Will Include a Voicemail She Left While Having an Anxiety Attack

The "Easy On Me" singer previously shared that her upcoming record will focus on her divorce from Simon Konecki.

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Adele may exude confidence, but even the multi-Grammy winner suffers from anxiety.

During a recent interview on the Australian radio show, Carrie & Tommy, the singer revealed that on her upcoming album, 30, she included a recording of a voicemail she left while having an anxiety attack.

"It's in the song about my son [Angelo], it's at the end, in the outro. I was really frightened," said Adele. "I was having an anxiety attack and I called my best friend to try to talk to her to calm me down but she didn't bloody answer. It shines some light on ... I'm talking about my son in the rest of the song, and once I put him to bed I can stop putting on a brave face." (

Adele, 33, previously shared that her new record will focus on her divorce from husband Simon Konecki, with whom she shares 9-year-old Angelo. The "Easy On Me" singer also told British Vogue that her anxiety was exacerbated post-split.

"My anxiety was so terrible, I'd forget what I had or hadn't said to Angelo about separating," said Adele, noting that there was no one reason for the split beyond simply falling out of love.

"Angelo's just like, 'I don't get it.' I don't really get it either," continued the singer to British Vogue. "There are rules that are made up in society of what happens and doesn't happen in marriage and after marriage, but I'm a very complex person. I've always let him know how I'm feeling from a very young age because I felt quite frazzled as an adult."(

Adele channeled the breakup and her responses to it in 30, which will be released on Friday, Nov. 19. "I feel like this album is self-destruction, then self-reflection and then sort of self-redemption," she told British Vogue. "But I feel ready. I really want people to hear my side of the story this time."

Aside from music being therapeutic for her, Adele said that exercise was massively beneficial to controlling her anxiety, and that lifestyle change was reflected in her recent weight loss.

"It was because of my anxiety. Working out, I would just feel better," she said. "It was never about losing weight, it was always about becoming strong and giving myself as much time every day without my phone." (See: The Biggest Mental and Physical Benefits of Working Out)

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