Performing on stage is not a professional sport, but it can still be quite a physical activity. Now Adele has a sense of what life is like as a professional athlete, as she found herself struggling with the itch.
Adele explained everything on stage during a recent Weekend with Adele residency show, saying between songs, “When I do my shows, I wear Spanx […] and I’m sweating a lot, and it’s not going anywhere, so I’m just sitting in my own sweat, so my doctor [diagnosed] Me [with] jock itch. Do you know what jock itch is? Sounds like I’m a big Nuggets fan, right? […] So it looks like I’m an athlete, basically. i have to squirt [ointment] on myself. I don’t know why I just told you that.
The fact that Adele is a Nuggets fan is a reference to Nikola Jokić, the superstar center for the NBA’s Denver Nuggets, and how his last name sounds like “jock itch”. Adele is quite familiar with the sports world these days, given that she’s dating (or maybe even engaged or married to) agent Rich Paul and often sits pitchside at football matches. the NBA.
Of jock itch, Mayo Clinic explains, “Jock itch is a fungal skin infection that causes an itchy rash in warm, moist areas of the body. The rash often affects the groin and inner thighs and may be ring-shaped. The condition is also called tinea cruris. Jock itch gets its name from the fact that it is common in athletes. It is also common in people who sweat a lot. The condition can vary from mild to severe. It usually goes away in 1-3 weeks with antifungal creams and self-care.