Adele may be one of the biggest selling acts around at the moment but it seems the singer hasn't risen to the top without a number of personal difficulties.
The 24-year-old singer admitted that she struggled with alcohol abuse as she tried to deal with her early success, according to a new biography.
Biographer Marc Shapiro penned the unofficial tome Adele: The Biography, which chronicles Adele's life from childhood in north London to her present day success.
The 'Rolling In The Deep' singer has recalled when she was in such a state on her first tour that she fell off a stool mid-concert and forgot the words to her own songs.
Shapiro writes that the singer suffered her first major heartache after she fell in love with a bisexual boy who eventually cheated on her.
"She loved the drama surrounding boys who treated her badly," Shapiro told In Touch Weekly.
"Adele would drink more than normal to salve the heartbreak. Midway through her first tour, she allegedly had a drinking problem," he claimed.
Adele: The Biography is scheduled to hit shelves on July 17.
Meanwhile, Adele and the late Amy Winehouse are among a host of musicians who will be used during the Olympics opening ceremony, according to reports.
The London singers will feature on a playlist of music that will apparently be played during the opening event, reports The Sun.
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