Adele Curses, Starts Over During George Michael Tribute at Grammys - NBC Southern California

Adele Curses, Starts Over During George Michael Tribute at Grammys

"I'm sorry. I can't mess this up for him," she said to the audience

    processing...

    NEWSLETTERS

    Adele Sweeps Grammys With 5 Wins

    Adele was the big winner at the 59th Grammy Awards on Sunday, beating Beyonce in the top three categories. (Published Monday, Feb. 13, 2017)

    Adele wanted her performance of "Fastlove" during the George Michael tribute at Sunday's Grammy Awards to be perfect. So when it wasn't, she cursed, then started over on live TV.

    "I'm sorry. I can't mess this up for him," she said to the audience. "Can we start again?"

    The second performance was flawless and heartfelt, as images of the late singer, who died on Christmas Day at age 53, played on the screen behind her.

    Adele looked near tears as she finished, as the crowd received the performance with a standing ovation.

    'Tonight': Rachel Brosnahan Still Plays 'Pokemon Go'

    [NATL] 'Tonight': Rachel Brosnahan Still Plays 'Pokemon Go'

    "Marvelous Mrs. Maisel" actress Rachel Brosnahan talks about being nervous to host "Saturday Night Live," adding new awards to her "toilet shelf" and her and her husband's obsession with "Pokemon Go."

    (Published Friday, Jan. 18, 2019)

    Later, when she won the award for song of the year for "Hello," Adele apologized again.

    "I really do apologize for swearing," she said. "George Michael, I love him. He means a lot to me. I'm sorry if I offended anyone."

    Her expletive was bleeped on the CBS broadcast.

    Adele opened the ceremony by performing the Grammy-winning megahit without a hitch.

    But she suffered from poor sound when she performed her song "All I Ask" at last year's Grammy ceremony. A microphone had fallen inside the piano used onstage, which made it sound out of tune. A Grammy spokeswoman said, however, there were no technical issues with Adele's performances on Sunday, though.

    Stars on Twitter were vocal with their support. Bette Midler wrote, "Adele taught us all a great lesson just now. If it's not right? START OVER AND NAIL IT! And she did. Love you, girl."

    'Tonight': Fallon's Favorite 7-Word Super Powers

    [NATL] 'Tonight': Fallon's Favorite 7-Word Super Powers

    Jimmy Fallon reads some of his favorite tweets with the hashtag #7WordSuperPower.

    (Published Friday, Jan. 18, 2019)

    Metallica also suffered sound problems Sunday. Guitarist James Hetfield's microphone appeared to not function during half of the band's performance with Lady Gaga.