Well, that was awkward.
Adele honoring George at the 2017 Grammys. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)
The 28-year-old music sensation took to the stage to remember the late star by singing his song "Fastlove" off his 1996 album Older. However, mid-performance, Adele made an abrupt stop and appeared to swear onstage. After the sound was cut by producers, she quickly took to the mic and said, “I know it’s live TV... I’m sorry for swearing, and I’m sorry for starting again." She then insisted she does right by George, and started from the beginning.
While she sang his tune, throwback photos of George played in the background. Throughout his lifetime, the late star won two Grammys, one for Best R&B Performance for his 1987 duet with Aretha Franklin, “I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me)," and one Album of the Year award for Faith. He additionally earned six other nominations. You are greatly missed, George.
Watch the tribute to George in the video below!