Adele has marked her 31st birthday with an emotional post on Instagram admitting how hard the past months have been.
The London-born singer announced in the past few weeks she had split from her husband Simon Konecki, before revealing that they had been estranged since Christmas.
Now she has described how the past year had ‘tried her so hard’ – and then joked she would be releasing a drum and bass album to cover the fallout from the split.
In the emotional post, Adele didn’t hold back with the frank and fruity language that she has been known to use, in contrast to her award-winning singing voice.
Along with four black and white images of her smiling and looking happy, Adele wrote: “This is 31…thank f***ing god 30 tried me so hard but I’m owning it and trying my hardest to lean in to it all.”
The Hello singer continued to muse about how her personality has changed over the years.
Adele continued: “No matter how long we’re here for life is constant and complicated at times.
“I’ve changed drastically in the last couple years and I’m still changing and that’s okay. 31 is going to be a big ol’ year and I’m going to spend it all on myself.”
Adele, who shares six-year-old son Angelo with Konecki, continued with her lengthy post, joking that her fans are a “bunch of f***ing savages”.
She wrote: “For the first time in a decade I’m ready to feel the world around me and look up for once. Be kind to yourself people we’re only human, go slow, put your phone down and laugh out loud at every opportunity.
“Learning to Really truly love yourself is it, and I’ve only just realized that that is more than enough. I’ll learn to love you lot eventually Bunch of f—— savages.”
She then finished by teasing a new album, which could take her down a different route than she has usually explored musically.
Adele revealed: “30 will be a drum n bass record to spite you.”
The singer has named all her albums after her age, starting with 19, which was released in 2008.
She followed this with 21 three years later before 25 elevated to global superstar in 2015.