Adele had a toxic relationship with alcohol, so she quit drinking a few months after getting divorced. The singer candidly said that alcohol took her dad away from her and that played a part in her difficulties with drinking. "At first, I was probably keeping the alcohol industry alive," Adele said of the first few months after getting divorced. "Once I realized that I had a lot of work to do on myself, I stopped drinking, and I started working out lots and stuff like that to keep me centered."
Adele's father had only ever heard "Hometown Glory" up until last year. Adele reconciled with her father during the last year before he died in April. During the special, she shared that her father felt it was "too painful" to listen to her music due to their strained relationship. "So I forced him to listen, and it's that we both cried," Adele shared. "And then him sort of really understanding my childhood wounds through my song was amazing for me and him . . . And then, when I played him the album, by then, he'd listened to all of 19, all of 21, all of 25." Adele added that she and her father both shared the same favorite songs from her albums.