Adele Made Friends With A Beluga Whale At The Shedd Monday
By Gwendolyn Purdom in Arts & Entertainment on Jul 12, 2016 4:53PM
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Spunky songstress Adele has been enchanting United Center audiences with her powerful voice and chatty performances this week, but according to the singer, she was the one being charmed at the Shedd Aquarium Monday.
The "Hello" vocalist told the crowd at her Monday night concert that she and her son visited the aquarium earlier in the day and had the chance to interact with the facility's beluga whales. She even got to press her head against one of the animal's.
"I swear to God," the singer can be heard saying in an Instagram video posted by B96's djnikki_ of Adele telling the story at the concert, "other than, like, giving life to my kid, it was the most powerful thing I've actually ever done."
Andrea Rodgers, the Shedd's Vice President of Communications & Public Relations, confirmed Adele's story, Tuesday.
“At Shedd Aquarium, we choose to keep our celebrity/VIP visits private in order to allow them to spend quality time with their families and to explore the aquarium without interruption, unless they are otherwise willing to share the experience themselves," Rodgers told Chicagoist in a statement. "As Adele mentioned on stage yesterday, she did have the opportunity to be introduced to several of Shedd’s animal residents behind-the-scenes with her son, as well as experience a beluga whale up-close -- including a head-to-melon touch and fish feeding during an enrichment session.”
Adele has been spotted shopping and going to the movies around town while she's in Chicago for her three-show tour stop, as well, and without a Tuesday show scheduled, fans would be wise to keep an eye out for her as she takes in the sights. She'll perform her final Chicago concert Wednesday night.