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Adele dedicates song to London victims

Published:Friday | March 24, 2017 | 3:21 AM
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James Corden (left) helps Jennifer Lopez walk onstage at the 59th annual Grammy Awards.
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Adele dedicated Make You Feel My Love to the victims of the London terror attack during her concert in Auckland, New Zealand.

The 28-year-old singer, who was born in the UK capital’s Tottenham area, reached out to those affected by the tragic event which took place in Westminster on Wednesday, when a terrorist used a car to mow down a group of people on Westminster Bridge before heading to the Houses of Parliament armed with a knife and stabbed and murdered a police officer before being shot and killed.

Adele took to the stage at Auckland’s Mt Smart Stadium to send her love to the “friends and family” of the three innocent people who lost their lives during the attack, describing her hometown as her “soul mate”.

She said onstage: “Today there was a terror attack in my hometown of London. I feel very far away and very strange not being at home. All I want to do today is just be at home and be with my friends and family. Everyone [I know] is fine, but there are people that aren’t fine, so let’s dedicate this to them tonight and to my hometown, which is my soul mate. This is Make You Feel My Love.”

The Hello hitmaker isn’t the only celebrity to have spoken out since the attack, as television host James Corden who is currently in America presenting his talk show The Late Late Show with James Corden said during his show that he “wished” he could be back in London to “stand alongside” his family.

He said: “Watching the news today, I felt a really long, long way from home. When something like that happens in your hometown, you don’t have a feeling of being glad that you’re so far away. What you feel is that you wish you could be there with loved ones to stand alongside them.”