Adele had "a breakdown" when she started recording in America
The `Someone Like You` hitmaker was overwhelmed to team up with producer Rick Rubin for her album `21` because the studio they worked in, Shangri-La in Malibu, had previously been used by some of her heroes including Johnny Cash and Red Hot Chili Peppers.
She said: "The first day I had a breakdown. I lost it and started crying and had to go for a walk on the beach to sort myself out."After that, I was fine though I still had the odd moment. "Between a take, Rick would talk to his engineer and say, `Remember when we had this problem with Johnny Cash?`
Then one day Kid Rock dropped by to do a vocal for something while I was outside having afag. It all felt like an out-of-body experience."
Adele also admitted she "panicked" when stricken with writer`s blockon the road at a time she planned to pen the follow-up to her debut album `19`.
She told Q magazine: "I always hoped I could write when I was on tourbut I couldn`t do it."How did I cope? I didn`t. I f***ing panicked."