Summer of 69 singer Bryan Adams has apologised after going on a tirade about China’s wet markets on Instagram earlier this week.

The Canadian muso had been scheduled to begin his residency at Royal Albert Hall this week, before lockdown measures came into effect.

Adams wrote on his Instagram: “Tonight was supposed to be the beginning of a tenancy of gigs at Royal Albert Hall, but thanks to some ####ing bat eating, wet market animal selling, virus making greedy bastards, the whole world is on now hold [sic].”

Listen to Jodie & Soda discuss Bryan Adams’ Instagram rant here: 

Discussing the tirade, Jodie and Soda observed that Adams might be frustrated about the money he’s missing out on by not playing his shows, while also using the opportunity to encourage veganism.

“He’s trying to shove his veganism down your throat, but he’s saying ‘I’m getting paid for this and look what’s happening because I’m not at Royal Albert Hall doing my residency,” Soda said.

“You know what he needs to calm down? Just a big steak!”


Adams has since apologised for the rant, taking to Instagram to say: “Apologies to any and all that took offence to my posting yesterday. No excuse, I just wanted to have a rant about the horrible animal cruelty in these wet markets.”

Is it back-pedalling or just a mistake? Either way, Jodie has a suggestion for the song he can play as he backs away from his previous comments.

His 1993 hit ‘Please Forgive Me’…obviously.

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