Grammy-winning singer Adele has revealed that she gets stomach cramps on the red carpet.

Speaking to Vogue magazine, she said: "I hate the red carpet. I don't feel insecure; I just feel like, 'Oh, I don't want to do this'. I literally get a stomach cramp. At the VMAs last year I felt really out of my comfort zone because there were so many superstars there.

"But that's been the case from day one. I never feel like, 'Oh, yeah, I should be here'. And I was missing my best friend's hen night. So I was a bit bitter that I wasn't there, to be perfectly honest."

However, the singer explained that there are some perks to attending high profile celebrity events, as she gets to mingle with some of her musical icons, in particular, Beyoncé.

She added: "Beyoncé has been a huge and constant part of my life as an artist since I was about 10 or 11. I love how all of her songs are about empowerment. Even when she's married and Jay-Z put a ring on it, she releases Single Ladies. Go get yours. Go get what you deserve.

"I think she's really inspiring. She's beautiful. She's ridiculously talented, and she is one of the kindest people I've ever met. I'm the total opposite. I can moan my ass off; I can be lazy. She makes me want to do things with my life."