Adele is 'too scared' to have another baby after battling postpartum depression

Adele welcomed son Angelo in 2012 with boyfriend Simon Konecki.

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Adele suffered from postpartum depression after giving birth to her first child REUTERS

Adele has opened up about her postpartum depression she suffered after giving birth to her first child. The Hello hitmaker welcomed son Angelo in 2012 with boyfriend Simon Konecki.

During an interview with Vanity Fair, Adele was asked about expanding her family. She said: "I'm too scared. I had really bad postpartum depression after I had my son, and it frightened me."

"My knowledge of postpartum - or post-natal, as we call it in England - is that you don't want to be with your child; you're worried you might hurt your child; you're worried you weren't doing a good job," she explained. "But I was obsessed with my child. I felt very inadequate; I felt like I'd made the worst decision of my life."

"I didn't talk to anyone about it. I was very reluctant," she said. "My boyfriend said I should talk to other women who were pregnant, and I said, 'F**k that, I ain't hanging around with a f**kin' bunch of mothers.' Then, without realizing it, I was gravitating towards pregnant women and other women with children, because I found they're a bit more patient."

"My friends who didn't have kids would get annoyed with me, whereas I knew I could just sit there and chat absolute mush with my friends who had children, and we wouldn't judge each other," she continued. "One day I said to a friend, 'I f**kin' hate this,' and she just burst into tears and said, 'I f**kin' hate this, too.' And it was done. It lifted."

Adele is not worried about her son being a lone child as Konecki has a daughter from his previous relationship. She joked: "That's my get-out-of-jail free card."