Pop superstar Adele canceled her Las Vegas residency after launching into a furious rant at a swimming pool stunt planned for a big-money show.
Britt was supposed to stand in the middle of one while playing his hits – but compared the final design to “old pond” and refused.
The 33-year-old London resident last week canceled her three-month-long concert at Caesars Palace just 24 hours before the start.
An American source told how plans were made to hoist her in a pool during her Weekends with Adele show, with tickets selling for up to £9,000 per ticket.
But he added: “When he saw the finished design, he refused to participate.”
The source continued: “Adele described the pool as a ‘buggy old pond’ and refused to stand in the middle of it.
“The intention was to fill the set with water as she was raised on a crane-type mechanism, creating the illusion that she was floating on water.”
Fans are faced with the prospect of waiting until next year as other stars, including Rod Stewart and Sting, are booked into the same venue.
Although it is feared they may never happen, as do two of his canceled Wembley gigs in 2017, which have yet to be rearranged after damaging the vocal cords. Meanwhile, Adele is set to make her first public appearance since exiting the show at the Brit Awards next month.
She will attend the ceremony via video link-up on February 8, a blow to the British owners, who expected her to attend in person.
The singer faces a battle against fellow Brit Ed Sheeran for two of the biggest watches of the night, Best Album and Best Artist. She could potentially land a total of four, but opted to stay in the US to repair PR damage from shock cancellations.
Adele burst into tears as she announced the news on FaceTime, telling fans: “We are absolutely devastated by delivery delays and COVID.”
She continued: “We’ve been awake for over 30 hours trying to figure it out now and we’ve run out of time. I’m so upset and I’m really embarrassed and everyone else traveling I’m so sorry for that.”