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Adele says she got 'jock itch' from Vegas shows that she didn't even know existed

Adele says she got 'jock itch' from Vegas shows that she didn't even know existed

Adele couldn't help making light of the embarrassing ailment

She might be the queen of the heartbreaking ballad but turns out Adele is just like the rest of us and even gets jock itch.

The ‘Skyfall’ singer made the admission during a recent Las Vegas show, revealing she didn’t realise ‘jock itch' existed before she took to the stage in Sin City.

Though she might not have heard of it before, there is a simple cure, thankfully.

The Brit award winner said life can be uncomfortable under the spotlight - literally!

Partway through her residency at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace, in Las Vegas, she made the announcement to her fans.

While it’s never easy being under the spotlight, the Brit award winner admitted to the audience that she was ‘so hot’ and that her ‘'t***' were sweating’.

Though most of us wouldn’t have felt comfortable making the NSFW admission, she continued saying that she had ‘jock itch’ - blaming the hot light and the tight Spanx.

“It is a bit crude but I never knew it existed!” she admitted during the live show, adding: “Obviously when I do my shows I wear Spanx and keep it all in and make it all fit me.”

Adele then went on to explain that she’d the itchy infection looked at, telling fans: “I sweat a lot and it doesn't go anywhere. So basically I just sit in my own sweat. And my doctor gave me Jock Itch.”

Also known by its medical name tinea cruris, ‘jock-itch’ is often caused by tight clothing and intense amounts of sweat – hence the name.

Adele admitted she didn't known the condition existed before.

Often appearing as a red scaly rash across the groin area, the skin infection can affect the upper thighs, bum, and lower parts of the abdomen.

If that weren’t bad enough, it can often come with an itching or burning sensation as well as cracking skin.

Those who are athletes, particularly sweat-prone or have a weakened immune system are most at risk for the unpleasant sensation.

However, it is pretty treatable with over-the-counter creams and usually clears up within a few weeks.

If you are still concerned you can contact your GP to have a look and they will be able to confirm your diagnosis with a quick swab of the area.

Nevertheless, Adele did have more sentimental words for her fans later on in the show.

“We had a very long break and I am gassed to be back. I was bored out of my brains. Somehow I missed you,” she confessed: “I genuinely love doing these shows and it is the highlight of my week.”

We love you too, Adele!

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Topics: Adele, Celebrity, Music, TV and Film, US News, Health