Adele pokes fun at her too-small Spanx on stage: ‘Like pumping sausage meat’

Adele isn’t above suffering for the sake of fashion.

While performing at her Las Vegas residency recently, the singer, 36, got candid about her undergarments and revealed to the audience that shapewear brand Spanx was discontinuing her favorite style, sending her down a spiral of trying to track down remaining products.

“I’ve been wearing them since I was about 16, so I trust them,” she told the crowd, adding that her go-to pick is “not sexy” but allows her to “feel safe in all dresses.”

“I know that my lumps and bumps that I love…are contained,” she said.

While performing at her Las Vegas residency, Adele opened up to the audience about wearing too-small Spanx. Getty Images for AD
She told the audience the shapewear brand was discontinuing her favorite full-body style, causing her to track down remaining products.
While she ultimately scored a few pairs of Spanx, they ended up being too small. Getty Images for AD
“It was like pumping sausage meat,” she can be heard joking in a TikTok video shared by a fan. adele.adkins.vids/TikTok

However, once the hitmaker realized they were no longer making her specific design and that everyone she knew was “panic buying whatever is left at the stores,” she was able to get Spanx to send her whatever they had left — except the pieces ended up being the wrong size.

“I had to go and put these Spanx on, but they’re a size small,” Adele could be heard saying on stage in a TikTok video posted by a fan.

“It was like pumping sausage meat,” she joked. “It was so stressful and I was contemplating maybe I don’t go on in a pair of Spanx tonight, but I was like ‘Oh no, that’s too risky.’”

Ultimately, the “Hello” songstress was able to pull the shapewear on, but did worry about the risks of wearing something so tight.

“I’m nervous maybe my blood’s going to get cut off or something,” she admitted. “So, if I pass out half way through the show, don’t worry — that is why.”

Last year, Adele shared that sweating in her Spanx had given her “jock itch.” The Hollywood Reporter via Getty Images
“I sweat a lot, and it doesn’t go anywhere, so I basically am just sitting in my own sweat, so my doctor [diagnosed] me [with] jock itch,” she told the crowd. The Hollywood Reporter via Getty Images

This isn’t the first time that Adele has opened up wearing Spanx during a performance.

Last year, the mom of one announced during one of her shows that the undergarments actually caused her to develop a fungal infection.

“I sweat a lot, and it doesn’t go anywhere, so I basically am just sitting in my own sweat, so my doctor [diagnosed] me [with] jock itch,” she said in a video shared by a fan, noting that her doctor ended up prescribing her an ointment for the issue.

“I don’t know why the f—k I just told you that!” she said with a laugh, adding that the press would likely report on her problem by writing “Adele’s got body acne!”

While the singer famously lost 100 pounds, she told Vogue in 2021 that the discourse around her body has been “disappointing.” WireImage

The Grammy winner famously lost around 100 pounds a few years ago, and while she definitely doesn’t hold back from discussing her personal life at concerts, she did admit to Vogue that the discourse around her body left her feeling disappointed.

“My body’s been objectified my entire career. It’s not just now,” she told the publication back in 2021. “I understand why it’s a shock. I understand why some women especially were hurt. Visually I represented a lot of women. But I’m still the same person.”

She added that “the most brutal conversations” about her body were those “being had by other women.”

“I was very f—king disappointed with that. That hurt my feelings.”