Adele was forced to cancel her last two shows of her world tour and has now had to find some alternative ways to communicate after damaging her vocal chords.
She reportedly resorted to using "made up sign language" when she visited potential schools for her four-year-old son Angelo.
Her husband, Simon Konecki, had to be the one to do all the talking, while "Adele wasn't making a sound."
"Even if she was asked a direct question by people unaware of her vocal issues she wouldn’t be tempted to answer," a source told The Sun.
"It was almost funny at times because he joked that it was her made-up sign language. It looked like it was really frustrating her and she stroked her throat a few times as if it was hurting her."
UK fans who missed out on the chance to see the singer after she cancelled her planned shows at Wembley Stadium on July 1 and 2 have now been told they will get a full refund, with no rescheduled shows announced.
Adele told fans early this month that she was ‘heartbroken’ by the decision to cancel the two remaining shows of her tour.
‘You know I would not make this decision lightly. I’ve done 121 shows and I have 2 left. 2 left! Who the f*** cancels a show at Wembley Stadium?’ she wrote on social media.