Being a celebrity in the modern age means you also have to navigate some pretty bizarre rumors, from dating and feuds to speculation that you’ve been replaced by a clone. Sam Smith has heard a few about himself, including one involving another famous singer. During an appearance on The Drew Barrymore Show on Monday, January 23, the “Stay with me” singer told Drew Barrymore the “craziest” rumor they’ve ever heard about himself.
“Everyone seems to think I’m Adele dressed as a woman,” they said, to laughter from the audience. Smith clarified: “Because we have never been seen together in the same room. And if you slow down her voice, it might sound a little like mine. So people think we’re the same person and I’m just a transvestite,” right now. The hilarious rumor was shared by the show on Twitter in a preview of the episode, seen below.
While it’s true that both British singers are known for their powerful voices and beautiful ballads, there’s no doubt that each is a star in their own right. Adele is keeping busy at her current Las Vegas residency, while Smith just pulled off a spectacular number on Saturday Night Live , with a surprise appearance by Smith’s “ Unholy ” counterpart, Kim Petras.