Adele has spoken recently about entering a new stage in her life. It turns out that breaking a bad habit might have been crucial in that process.
The 27-year-old revealed Friday that she quit smoking because she feared it would eventually kill her.
According to The Mirror, Adele was smoking up to 25 cigarettes a day before she stopped performing in 2011 and underwent vocal cord surgery to prevent permanent damage to her voice.
"If I’d carried on smoking I’d probably have died from a smoking-related illness and I think that’s really bad," she told The Mirror. “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.”
In her cover story for Rolling Stone, the Grammy winner credited her new outlook to her 3-year-old son, Angelo.
"I absolutely loved [smoking], but it's not that fucking cool when I'm dying from a smoking-related illness and my kid is, like, devastated," she revealed.
In a 2011 interview with People, below, the singer described how she noticed a difference in her voice since she put down the cigarettes.
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