By Mike Pomranz
June 22, 2017
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Some people would probably consider being one of the world’s most famous and successful singers a dream come true. But those same people might change their minds depending on how much they like pizza.

During a concert last week, Adele reportedly went on a bit of an extended tirade lamenting how she’s been forced to give up pizza to save her singing voice. “I can’t eat pizza anymore guys, how bad is that?” she said according to the UK’s Daily Star. “Because it’s got cooked tomatoes on it which are bad for your throat and give you acid reflux. How bad is that, that I can’t eat pizza, can you get over that?” Talk about projecting!

After having vocal cord surgery in 2011, the multiplatinum British singer has had to take a number of measures to keep her singing voice solid. Late last year, she said she also had to quit drinking alcohol, doctor’s orders. That means despite being just 28 years old, that young person’s staple of beer and pizza is out of the question – unless she wants her voice to end up as raspy as Rod Stewart’s… who, I guess did pretty well for himself. But hey, not everyone can sing Da Ya Think I’m Sexy.

Still, though feeling sorry for a millionaire performer with an incredible voice might be a bit tricky for some folk, she did have one complaint that I think all Americans can sympathize with: Giving up pizza in America is especially tough because it’s so much better than the crap they serve on the other side of the Atlantic. “I’m in America and I can’t eat pizza no more. It’s worse than Romeo And Juliet!” she was quoted as saying. “If only Shakespeare was alive, he could write about it!”


Yeah, the play would be called, “Why Can’t Shakespeare Get a Decent Slice Around Here?” Or something like that. I suck at iambic pentameter.

[h/t First We Feast]