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WATCH: Adele re-starts George Michael tribute: 'I f***ed up...I'm sorry, I can't mess this up for him'

Recording artist Adele performs onstage during The 59th GRAMMY Awards at STAPLES Center on February 12, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for NARAS)
Recording artist Adele performs onstage during The 59th GRAMMY Awards at STAPLES Center on February 12, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for NARAS)
Recording artist Adele performs onstage during The 59th GRAMMY Awards at STAPLES Center on February 12, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for NARAS)
British singer Adele performs a tribute to late George Michael onstage during the 59th Annual Grammy music Awards on February 12, 2017, in Los Angeles, California. / AFP PHOTO / VALERIE MACONVALERIE MACON/AFP/Getty Images
Recording artist Adele performs onstage during The 59th GRAMMY Awards at STAPLES Center on February 12, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for NARAS)
Adele arrives for the 59th Grammy Awards pre-telecast on February 12, 2017, in Los Angeles, California. / AFP PHOTO / Mark RALSTONMARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images
Adele poses in the press room with her trophies, including the top two Grammys of Album and Record of the Year for her blockbuster hit "Hello" and the album "25", during the 59th Annual Grammy music Awards
Adele arrives for the 59th Grammy Awards pre-telecast on February 12, 2017, in Los Angeles, California. / AFP PHOTO / Mark RALSTONMARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images
Adele arrives for the 59th Grammy Awards pre-telecast on February 12, 2017, in Los Angeles, California. / AFP PHOTO / Mark RALSTONMARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images
Adele poses in the press room with her trophies, including the top two Grammys of Album and Record of the Year for her blockbuster hit "Hello" and the album "25", during the 59th Annual Grammy music Awards
Adele poses in the press room with her trophies, including the top two Grammys of Album and Record of the Year for her blockbuster hit "Hello" and the album "25", during the 59th Annual Grammy music Awards
Recording artist Adele, winner of the Song Of The Year and Record Of The Year awards for 'Hello,' and Album Of The Year award for '25,' poses backstage during the The 59th GRAMMY Awards at STAPLES Center on February 12, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Michael Kovac/Getty Images for NARAS)
Caitlin McBride

Caitlin McBride

Adele was forced to restart her tribute to the late George Michael at the Grammys.

The British singer (28), who broke her own record and scooped and incredible five awards including Album Of The Year, gave three performances on Sunday night including one in honour of the late singer, who died on Christmas Day 2016.

The Hello superstar cut herself off in the very early stages of Fastlove and said, "I f***ed up, I can't do it again like last year."

"I know it's live tv, I'm sorry. I can't do it again like this. I'm sorry for swearing and I'm sorry for starting again. I'm sorry, I can't mess this up for him. I'm really sorry," she told the audience.

Recording artist Adele performs onstage during The 59th GRAMMY Awards at STAPLES Center on February 12, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for NARAS)
Recording artist Adele performs onstage during The 59th GRAMMY Awards at STAPLES Center on February 12, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for NARAS)

"George Michael, I love him. He means a lot to me."

It's not the first time Adele has been plagued by sound issues on the Grammy stage - last year, she was criticised for her performance of All I Ask, which was plagued by sound difficulites.

And she said after last year's issues, she wouldn't go through the same thing again.

"Next time I have any sound issues I am gonna stop. 'Sorry, that’s not working for me.' If we have time to do it again, let’s do it," she said on the Ellen show soon after.

British singer Adele performs a tribute to late George Michael onstage during the 59th Annual Grammy music Awards on February 12, 2017, in Los Angeles, California. / AFP PHOTO / VALERIE MACONVALERIE MACON/AFP/Getty Images
British singer Adele performs a tribute to late George Michael onstage during the 59th Annual Grammy music Awards on February 12, 2017, in Los Angeles, California. / AFP PHOTO / VALERIE MACONVALERIE MACON/AFP/Getty Images

Who are we to criticise the kween?

The 59th Grammy Awards turned into a celebration of Adele as she performed three times and scooped five awards, including record and song of the year award for Hello, as well as best pop solo performance and best pop vocal album.

She becomes only the second woman to win the album of the year award twice after Taylor Swift achieved the feat last year.

She tearfully edicated her album of the year award to Beyonce, who missed out with her celebrated visual album Lemonade.

Recording artist Adele, winner of Album of the Year for '25,' speaks onstage during The 59th GRAMMY Awards at STAPLES Center on February 12, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
Recording artist Adele, winner of Album of the Year for '25,' speaks onstage during The 59th GRAMMY Awards at STAPLES Center on February 12, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

"I can't possibly accept this award," she said.

"I'm very humble and I'm grateful and gracious but my artist of my life is Beyonce and the Lemonade album was just so monumental - Beyonce, it was so monumental - and so well thought out and so beautiful and soul-bearing.

"We got to see another side to you that we don't always see. We appreciate that.

"All us artists here, we f****** adore you.

Adele poses in the press room with her trophies, including the top two Grammys of Album and Record of the Year for her blockbuster hit
Adele poses in the press room with her trophies, including the top two Grammys of Album and Record of the Year for her blockbuster hit "Hello" and the album "25", during the 59th Annual Grammy music Awards

"The way you make me and my friends feel. The way you make my black friends feel is empowering. You make them stand up for themselves and I love you and I always have."

Adele -who has now won 15 Grammys - is the first artist to win song, record and album of the year twice following her success in 2012 with her album 21 and single Rolling In The Deep.

Adele also paid tribute to Beyonce after winning record of the year.

"My idol is Queen Bey and I adore you," she said.

"You move my soul every single day. You have done for nearly 17 years. I want you to be my mummy."

On stage, Adele described how she was pregnant when she won her last Grammy Awards in 2012.

"In my pregnancy and through becoming a mother, I lost a lot of myself," she said.

"I struggled and I still do struggle being a mum. It's really hard.

"But tonight, winning this kind of feels full circle and a bit of me has come back to myself."

Adele thanked her manager Jonathan Dickins, telling him: "I owe you everything.

"We've been together for 10 years and I love you like you're my dad.

"I don't love my dad, that's the thing ... but I love you like I would love my dad."

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