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“We’re better than them f**kers”: Adele pays tribute to Brussels terror victims at London concert

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We thought Adele couldn’t do anything to make us adore her anymore; how wrong we were.

At her concert last night at London’s O2 Arena as part of the tour for her third album, 25, the singer paid tribute to the victims of Tuesday’s terror attacks, in which more than 30 people were killed and 250 injured after suicide bombers target the Belgian capital’s airport and metro.

Opening the show by acknowledging the day’s tragic events, the singer said:

“Obviously when I woke up this morning and heard the terrible news about Brussels I felt a bit bad and sad about the fact that I was going to be doing a show.

“But I’m really glad we’re all here and we’ve all got to make enough noise so they can hear us from here.

“I’m hoping you’ve all come to be entertained by me. I’m here to entertain you, so we’re all united, so that makes us much better than them f**kers. You’re on you, f**kers!”

"This is Make You Feel My Love and this is for Brussels tonight," she told the crowd.

“I want you to all sing it with me, alright, so they hear us.”

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The O2 arena, lit up in tribute

As Adele belted out the powerful ballad, the 20,000 strong stadium lit up with the lights of mobile phones, creating a powerful emotional scene.

After finishing the song from her album, 19, she said:

“I don't think I've ever actually been so moved before in my life at one of my shows, that was just so beautiful.

“Thank you very much for doing that….I think they heard us.”

I cried... a lot and laughed even more! A truly beautiful and inspiring show ❤️ thank you @adele for being you!

A photo posted by Cara Delevingne (@caradelevingne) on

Model, Cara Delevingne, was in the audience at the concert, and posted on Instagram:

'I cried... a lot and laughed even more! A truly beautiful and inspiring show thank you @adele for being you!'

The so-called Islamic State group has since claimed responsibility for the attacks. Two of the attackers have been named in Belgian media as brothers Khalid and Brahim el-Bakraoui. Police are still searching for a third suspect, Najim Laachraouiis.

Belgium is observing three days of mourning and a minute's silence was held at midday.

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