Adele has thanked health and essential worker “angels” in an Instagram message marking her birthday.
The chart-topping singer, who isn’t a prolific social media user, shared a photo as she turned 32 and thanked fans for their birthday wishes.
Adele also paid tribute to the essential workers “keeping us safe while risking their lives” during the coronavirus lockdown.
“Thank you for the birthday love,” she wrote in the caption for her 33.6 million followers. “I hope you’re all staying safe and sane during this crazy time.”
“I’d like to thank all of our first responders and essential workers who are keeping us safe while risking their lives! You are truly our angels.”
Adele last posted on Instagram to wish fans a Merry Christmas in December.
In February, she appeared to confirm she had a new album on the way later this year.
After performing at the wedding party of her friend author Laura Dockrill and Maccabees guitarist Hugo White, in videos uploaded by guests she said: “Expect my album in September.”
Her most recent album was the chart-topping 25, featuring hits Hello, When We Were Young and Send My Love (To Your New Lover), in 2015.
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Tottenham-born Adele released her debut album, 19, which contained hit songs Chasing Pavements and Hometown Glory, in 2008.
The much anticipated follow-up, 21, brought even more success in 2011 thanks to the singles Someone Like You, Rolling In The Deep and Rumour Has It.
The record topped the charts in 30 countries, including the US and UK, and cemented her status as one of the world’s best-loved artists.
The multi Grammy and Brit award-winning star announced in April last year that she and husband Simon Konecki had split and she filed for divorce in September, citing “irreconcilable differences”.
The couple have a son, seven-year-old Angelo.