Piers says it was a ‘disgrace’ for Adele to cancel the residency (Picture: Getty)
The Easy On Me singer broke down in tears in a video on Thursday night, explaining that she was postponing the four-month residency due to her crew being struck down with Covid and other delays which meant the show wasn’t ready.
However, Piers, 56, believes it was in poor taste to leave the cancellation so last-minute and stated in his latest column for The Sun: ‘Frankly, it’s a disgrace.’
The former Good Morning Britain presenter branded the singer a ‘staggeringly rich, privileged, pampered prima donna’ for pulling the plug on the concerts without a great deal of notice for fans, many of who had flown into the States to attend.
He also claimed that Adele’s ‘ego’ is now earning a staggering amount of money that even her fans couldn’t ‘dream of cashing’.
According to Piers, it would have been acceptable if Adele sang a select number of songs even if the set design wasn’t ‘absolutely perfect’. He also argued that would have been more than enough for the fans she ‘professes to love so much’.
Adele was tearful and apologetic at having to disappoint fans (Picture: CBS via Getty Images)
In her emotional video which was shared to social media, Adele, 33, explained through tears: ‘We’ve tried absolutely everything we can to pull it together in time and for it to be good enough for you but we’ve been absolutely destroyed by delivery delays and Covid.
‘Half my crew, half my team have come down with Covid – they still are – and it’s been impossible to finish the show.
‘And I can’t give you what I have right now and I’m gutted. I’m gutted and I’m sorry it’s so last minute.
‘We’ve been awake for over 30 hours now, trying to figure it out and we;ve run out of time.’
The Grammy-winning singer continued: ‘I’m so upset and I’m really embarrassed and I’m so sorry to everyone that’s travelled again.
‘I’m really, really sorry. I’m really sorry. We’re on it – we’re going to reschedule all of the dates, we’re on it right now.’
She assured fans: ‘I’m going to finish my show and I’m going to get it to where it’s supposed to be. I’m so sorry, it’s been impossible. We’ve been up against so much and it just ain’t ready. I’m really sorry, I’m sorry.’
It was reported that Adele was set to pocket around $500,000 (£370k) a night from the residency, which was set to take place each weekend at The Colosseum’s Caesar’ Palace until April.
Fans are yet to find out when the new residency dates will take place.