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Adele Tears Up After Dedicating Concert To Orlando Shooting Victims

"The LGBTQ community, they’re like my soulmates since I was really young, so I’m very moved by it."

13/06/2016 11:15 PM AEST | Updated 13/06/2016 11:15 PM AEST
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Adele performs at SportPaleis on June 12, 2016, in Antwerp, Belgium.

Adele joined other stars reacting to the mass shooting in Orlando early Sunday morning with an emotional tribute to those affected. 

On Sunday night, during a concert in Antwerp, Belgium, the Grammy award-winning singer dedicated her show to the victims of the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history.

"I would like to start tonight by dedicating this entire show to everybody in Orlando and at Pulse nightclub last night," she told the crowd. "The LGBTQ community, they’re like my soulmates since I was really young, so I’m very moved by it." 

The singer then broke into tears before trying to bring a little lightness back to the stage.

"I don’t know why I’m crying already, because most of this tonight is pretty miserable because my songs are fucking miserable," she said. "I do have two songs that sound happy, but they’re not." 

You can watch the whole dedication below:

Last night, the Tony Awards ceremony was also dedicated to the Orlando victims and their families and friends. Lin-Manuel Miranda, the creator of "Hamilton," used his acceptance speech to pay tribute to the victims and recited a touching sonnet about love

Other celebrities, including Ellen DeGeneres, Lea DeLaria, Adam Lambert and Madonna have also shared their condolences online

Also on HuffPost:
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