“I can’t mess this up for him,” were the words Adele muttered after she was forced to restart her George Michael tribute performance at the 2017 Grammy Awards.
The pop superstar was performing Michael’s 1996 hit “Fastlove” when she suffered microphone issues.
The 28-year-old told the audience she “fucked up”, before apologising for swearing. She then asked to start from the beginning.
"I know it's live TV... I'm sorry for swearing and I'm sorry for starting again," she said.
"I can't mess this up for him."
Adele went on to reference the technical issues she suffered at the 2016 performance when she sang, "All I Ask" from her album 25.
"I can't do it again like last year," she said.
The 2016 blunder saw many fans commenting on social media her voice didn't sound right. The sound also cut during the live broadcast altogether.
This year's social media reaction has been much kinder with hundreds of fans bombarding sites like Twitter with positive reactions.
Adele continued the performance without a single mistake and earned a standing ovation from the audience.
The singer returned to the stage once more to accept The Grammy for Song Of The Year for her 2016 hit "Hello".
Adele took the opportunity to once again apologise for halting her earlier performance.
"First of all, I really do apologise for swearing. George Michael, I love him, he means a lot to me," she said.
"I'm really sorry if I offended anyone, anywhere."
The honesty of her mistake, her swift apology and her obvious heartbreak seems to have only worked to the singer's favour.
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