Adele reveals giving up coffee has left her with ‘the shakes’ and says it’s harder than quitting smoking: ‘I’ve had a migraine all f****** week!’
Adele has revealed that giving up caffeine has left her with serious withdrawal symptoms including migraines and ‘the shakes’.
The songstress, 35, told her Las Vegas audience this week that quitting her favourite hot drink has proved harder than stopping smoking.
However, she admitted that adrenaline and caffeine ‘must be the same thing’ as she always feels better after taking to the stage.
According to The Sun, she told fans: ‘I decided this week to stop drinking coffee and I’ve had a migraine all f****** week.
‘I had a splitting headache for two days because I cut it out. My head was pounding. It was like there was a drill inside my head. It was a lot’.
Candid: Adele, 35, has revealed that giving up caffeine has left her with serious symptoms including migraines and ‘the shakes’
Stubbed it out: The songstress told her Las Vegas audience this week that quitting her favourite hot drink has proved harder than stopping smoking (pictured in 2008)
Admitting: ‘It was harder than giving up cigarettes, harder than when you want to stop drinking.
‘I’m disgusted by what these withdrawal symptoms are. I’m not giving in now.’
Adele revealed she had drunk ‘about 25 decafs’ in a bid to trick her brain into thinking she was was injecting coffee.
‘Caffeine and adrenaline must be the same thing because the minute I came on stage and you all started singing back at me, my headache has gone a little bit.
‘A nice bit of relief. So, if you see me having the shakes, don’t worry. Don’t be concerned. I’ve also been trying to fix it with sugar.’
Splitting headaches, lack of focus and irritability— as well as the obvious side effect of feeling a bit sleepier — are common withdrawal symptoms from quitting caffeine.
Adele quit her 25-a-day smoking habit in 2011 her in a bid to improve her health after losing her voice completely.
She cancelled shows, had surgery and was told by doctors to quit her habit or face the end of her career.
She told The Sun about her smoking habit in 2015: ‘If I’d carried on smoking I’d probably have died from a smoking-related illness and I think that’s really bad.
Born to perform: However she admitted that adrenaline and caffeine ‘must be the same thing’ as she always feels better after taking to the stage
Poorly: Splitting headaches, lack of focus and irritability— as well as the obvious side effect of feeling a bit sleepier— are common withdrawal symptoms from quitting caffeine
Health: Adele quit her 25-a-day habit in 2011 her in a bid to improve her health after losing her voice completely (pictured in 2011)
‘If I was dying from lung cancer I would have potentially given it to myself and that wouldn’t be something I’d be proud of.’
She had a £295 session with Harley Street hypnotist Susan Hepburn in 2014 in an attempt to give up for good.
Elsewhere, it was revealed this week that the search is on for ‘the next Adele’ as Ministers announce plans for a new specialist performing arts school in the North.
The new Brit School, in Bradford, will be modelled on the Brit School in Croydon, South London, whose pupils have included Adele, Amy Winehouse, Jessie J and actor Tom Holland.
Alumni from that school have collectively sold more than 250 million albums and won 15 Brit Awards.
In an interview with The Mail on Sunday, Culture Secretary Lucy Frazer said she is looking for ‘the next Adele or Amy Winehouse’.
The plans are designed to see a ‘pipeline of talent going into the creative industries’, she said. ‘They are growing at one and a half times the rest of the economy.’
Plans: The search is on for ‘the next Adele’ as Ministers announce plans for a new specialist performing arts school in the North
Talents: Singer Amy Winehouse (pictured) attended the famous showbiz school in Croydon
The Bradford Brit School will be free to attend and open to more than 500 16- to-19-year-olds. It will offer pupils a specialised creative curriculum, including subjects such as dance, music, theatre and production arts.
It has been supported by industry leaders such as Sony Music Entertainment UK, Universal Music UK and Warner Music UK.
Ms Frazer said: ‘We’ve seen the success of the Brit School in Croydon, producing national superstars. I think it is really exciting that we’ve got another opportunity, up North, to do exactly the same.
‘What we want to do is ensure that people can fulfil their dreams, their aspirations, and they’ve got somewhere to do that. That’s what Brit School North is going to be all about.’
WHAT IS NICOTINE OR CAFFEINE WITHDRAWAL?
Nicotine, the addictive substance in cigarettes, changes in the balance of chemical messengers in their brain when used over a long time.
When a person stops using nicotine quickly, they disrupt this chemical balance and experience physical and psychological side effects which are hard to manage when trying to quit smoking.
Smokers complain of headaches, sweating, tremors, increased hunger and difficult concentrating, for example. Their cravings may leave them feeling anxious and low in mood.
Caffeine is not addictive, but people can become dependent on it.
The stimulant increases the release of stress hormones and adrenaline which give you that energy boost. But the surge doesn’t last for long, which is why people will quickly reach for another cup.
They will then get into a cycle of needing caffeine to ‘wake them up’ from crashes.
Cutting back can cause headaches, fatigue, irritability, anxiety and low concentration.
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