Adele was performing a stripped down version of Michael's song "Fast Love" when all of a sudden she stopped singing. "I'm sorry for swearing, and I'm sorry for starting again, can we please start it again," she said. "I'm sorry, I can't mess this up for him."
Watch Adele curse at the Grammys below.
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Before she started over, Adele said, "I can’t do it like I did it last year." The singer made headlines in 2016 for singing through audio issues during her Grammy performance of "All I Ask."
"The piano mics fell on to the piano strings, that's what the guitar sound was. It made it sound out of tune," she tweeted after last year's incident. "S--t happens. Because of it though... I'm treating myself to an in n out. So maybe it was worth it."
On Sunday, Adele recovered and was able to start over from the beginning. Old photos of Michael appeared in the background as she sang. And things got emotional by the end. Adele was clearly upset about what happened, but she still got a standing ovation from the crowd.
Adele later apologized again while accepting the Grammy for Song Of The Year. "First of all, I really do apologize for swearing," she said. "George Michael, I love him, he means a lot to me. So I'm really sorry if I offended anyone, anywhere."
Watch Adele's tribute to George Michael below.
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Naturally, Twitter had some hilarious reactions to the incident. Many wished they could have do-overs in their lives just like Adele did.
I wish I could have gotten an Adele do-over on 168 pitches in my career #GRAMMYs
â€” Phil Hughes (@PJHughes45) February 13, 2017
ADELE, WHERE THE HELL WERE YOU FOR THE NBA FINALS. COULD’VE USE A DO-OVER THERE, TOO.
— Marc Carig (@MarcCarig) February 13, 2017
Adele just got a do-over. Can't America?
— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) February 13, 2017
Somewhere, Mariah Carey is ripping out her hair at the fact that Adele got to re-start (and slay) her performance. #GRAMMYs
— Daniel Preda (@MisterPreda) February 13, 2017
Listen, If Adele wants to hit 2 off the tee, I’m going to let Adele hit 2 off the tee.
— Peter Burns (@PeterBurnsESPN) February 13, 2017
Adele had obviously wanted to pay her respects to the legendary singer. She has long been a fan of Michael's. She even dressed up like him for her birthday in 2015.
Adele's performance earlier in the night had gone much more smoothly. She opened the Grammys with a stunning rendition of "Hello."
The Grammys tribute to George Michael also included an introduction from Grammys host James Corden. Corden appeared in an early version of "Carpool Karaoke" with the late singer.
"George was an artist like no other, a true original, one of the finest male vocalists of this generation," Corden said. "His music had an honesty, an openness that excluded no one. In times of sorrow or joy, his music was a partner and friend. He had an incredible ability to make you feel that whatever you were feeling, you weren't alone."
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