Adele restarted her tribute performance to George Michael
The 28-year-old was performing a different arrangement to the Wham! frontman’s classic hit Fastlove when she paused mid-song.
The Hello singer stopped abruptly midway and dropped the F-bomb before cutting off the musicians.
“I know it’s live TV, I’m sorry. I can’t do it again like last year," Adele said as she referenced suffering from audio problems from her performance last year.
She continued: "I’m sorry for swearing and I’m sorry for starting again. Can we please start it again? I’m sorry, I can’t mess this up for him."
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Adele performed a soulful rendition of George Michael's hit Fastlove
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Adele was overcome with emotion after the performance
With tears in her eyes, the mother-of-one restarted the song and delivered an emotional and stunning rendition to honour the late pop icon.
At the end of the performance, Adele was overcome with emotion as the star-studded audience couldn’t stop applauding her.
Chrissy Teigen was at the ceremony but sent a message on Twitter to praise Adele’s performance, she wrote: “Major major @Adele respects. S**t happens when you actually sing live. She was incredible.”
Ellen DeGeneres also wrote: “@Adele, you get every do over you ever need. Ever. #GRAMMYs.”
The superstar paid tribute to the late George Michael
Other fans online praised the star for overcoming the technical difficulties.
One fan wrote: “#Adele took control of that performance, asked to restart – on live tv!, and proceeded to knock it out of the park. Such a pro!! #Grammys.”
“Props to @Adele for restarting. Huge respect for her,” said another.
A third added: “@Adele thank you for your tribute to George Michael! You did exactly what you needed to do to honor him properly! Chin up! You are loved!”
George was found dead aged 53 last year on Christmas day by his partner Fadi Fawaz.