Adele reportedly had to resort to using ‘made up sign language’ as she visited her son’s potential new prep school earlier this week.
The hello hitmaker has had to stay silent after damaging her vocal cords, which forced her to cancel two concerts she had been scheduled to perform at Wembley Stadium earlier this month.
And sources have now revealed that when she and husband Simon Konecki checked out a school for four-year-old Angelo, he had to do all the talking.
‘Adele wasn’t making a sound,’ a source told The Sun.
‘Even if she was asked a direct question by people unaware of her vocal issues she wouldn’t be tempted to answer.
‘It was almost funny at times because he joked that it was her made-up sign language. It looked like it was really frustrating her and she stroked her throat a few times as if it was hurting her.’
The school trip comes amid rumours that the pair are set to move back to the UK full-time after a spell of living in Los Angeles.
An insider told the Daily Star Sunday: ‘Adele feels Los Angeles is not quite the place she thought it was.
‘Back here (in London), she has her family and close friends who are so important to her.’
Fans who missed out on the chance to see the singer after she cancelled her planned shows at Wembley Stadium on July 1 and 2 have now been told they will get a full refund, after ticket providers Eventim suggested they would not refund booking fees.
Adele admitted earlier this month that she was ‘heartbroken’ by the decision to shelve the two remaining shows of her tour.
‘You know I would not make this decision lightly. I’ve done 121 shows and I have 2 left. 2 left! Who the f**k cancels a show at Wembley Stadium?’ she wrote on social media.
‘To not complete this milestone in my career is something I’m struggling to get my head around and I wish I wasn’t having to write this.’
She added: ‘I have changed my life drastically in every way to make sure I got through this tour that started at the beginning of last year.
‘To not be able to finish it is something I’m really struggling to come to terms with. It’s as if my whole career has been building up to these four shows (sic).’