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Adele kicks the caffeine habit: “Harder than quitting smoking”

The singer has revealed that she felt like “there was a drill inside my head” after completely cutting coffee from her diet.

Adele calls caffeine withdrawal "harder than quitting smoking”

English singer-songwriter Adele is one of the most successful musicians of her generation.

Her 2011 album ‘21′ is the best-selling album of the 21st century, she has sold more than 120 million records and and has won 16 Grammy Awards. However not everything comes easily for the 35-year-old.

She revealed recently that she has decided to give up coffee and is suffering some pretty severe withdrawal symptoms as a result.

“This week I decided to stop drinking coffee and I have had a migraine all week,” she said.

“I had a terrible headache for two days because I cut it out,” she continued. “My head was pounding. It was like there was a drill inside my head.”

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Adele has received 12 awards from 19 nominations at the Brit Awards.TOM NICHOLSONREUTERS

In fact Adele, a former smoker, revealed that caffeine has been the hardest habit that she has decided to kick.

“It was harder than quitting [smoking], harder than when you want to stop drinking.”

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The Londoner has stopped drinking coffee in a bid to cut down on her caffeine intake. However she insists that her body had become so reliant on the enlivening beverage that she has been forced to search for an alternative.

I drank about 25 decafs yesterday, trying to trick my brain into thinking I was drinking coffee,” she said, adding that the adrenaline rush that comes from her sell-out stadium performances is the best antidote to a caffeine withdrawal.

“Caffeine and adrenaline must be the same because by the time I get on stage and everyone starts singing, my headache goes away,” she explained.

“I’ve also been trying to fix it with sugar. I had two pieces of apple pie for dinner tonight. I ate that instead of eating my normal dinner!”

That’s certainly one way to kick the habit.


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