Adele Dedicates Concert to Orlando Victims: 'The LGBTQA Community, They're Like My Soulmates'

Adele performs in Antwerpen, Belgium.
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Adele performs at SportPaleis on June 12, 2016 in Antwerpen, Belgium. 

Adele was moved to tears on Sunday night during her show in Antwerp, Belgium, when she told the audience she was dedicating the concert to the victims of the massacre at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, which took the lives of 49 and injured 53. 

"I would like to start tonight by dedicating this entire show to everybody in Orlando at Pulse nightclub last night," she told the crowd at the Sportpaleis on the first night of a three-show run. "The LGBTQA community, they’re like my soulmates since I was really young, so I’m really moved by it." Welling up with tears, she cut the tension by adding, "I don’t know why I’m crying already because most of tonight is pretty miserable because my songs are f---ing miserable."

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She added her voice to the chorus of entertainers and politicians who have spoken out against the attack on the popular gay nightclub, which was also honored by Sunday night's Tony Awards telecast, which was opened by host James Corden saying, "hate will never win." 

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