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Producer Tony Visconti Apologizes for Calling Adele’s Voice ‘Manipulated’

Singer also responded to the remarks during a concert, telling Visconti to ”suck my d–k“

Producer Tony Visconti apologized for calling Adele’s voice “manipulated,” now stating that “Adele has a great voice and it brings pleasure to millions.”

“I’m sorry that what I said in regards to what’s being played on radio was misconstrued yet I cannot apologize for something taken the wrong way,” the producer, currently serving as a judge on Britain’s “Guitar Star” talent show, told Billboard. “If Adele has taken my comments as offensive that was certainly not my intent. Adele has a great voice and it brings pleasure to millions.”

Last week, Visconti, who was David Bowie‘s producer and has worked with T-Rex and Iggy Pop, said in an interview with the U.K.’s Daily Star, “You turn the radio on and it’s fluff, you are listening to 90 percent computerized voices. We know Adele has a great voice but it’s even questionable if that is actually her voice or how much has been manipulated. We don’t know.”

The news eventually made it to Adele herself. During a concert last week, the “Hello” singer responded to the remarks.

“Some d–khead tried to say that my voice was not me on record,” she told the arena. “Dude, suck my dick.”

Watch Adele’s response below.