Adele potentially saved her friends life after spotting author Laura Dockrills post partum psychosis (Picture: Rex/Getty

Weve always thought Adele was the kind of friend you would want around during the hard times.

And this was confirmed when the singer helped to diagnose her close pal Laura Dockrills hellish battle with postpartum psychosis.

Adele and the author have been close friends since they met at the Brit School and the singer is godmother to Lauras son.

In the months after she gave birth, Laura began to struggle with scary changes in her thoughts and behaviour.

And following Adeles own battle with post-natal depression, the Hello hitmaker was quick to realise something serious was going on during a phone call with her pal.

I Facetimed Adele and said to her, “Im really bad, its got very very bad”, and Im kind of explaining this to her on the phone, and she Googled what I had, and she was like, “She looks to me like shes psychotic”, Laura explained to BBC Sounds podcast, Duvet Days.



It was in my eyes – you can physically see when someone is psychotic, you can tell.

Adele spotted friend's post partum psychosis Provider: Instagram/adele
Adele has been friends with Laura since school and she is godmother to Lauras son (Picture: Instagram/adele)

And Adele was quick to use her initiative to follow up on her hunch. Laura continued: She said to [my husband] Hugo “I think shes psychotic,” and she Googled it, psychotic and pregnancy and suddenly it comes up on an NHS page with all of my symptoms, every single one of them, and this is a medical emergency, call 999.

And she thought Hugo was gonna go, “Are you crazy? She hasnt got this”, and he was like, “Yes. That is 100% what she has.”

The experience was tough for Laura and she explained how she reacted while being taken to get help.

Laura Dockrill is performance poet and writer - pictured at the London Book Fair in 2017
Laura opened up about the moment Adele spotted something was wrong and told Laura husband (Picture: Getty Images)

They drive me though central London, Im hysterical on the way there on the phone to Adele just going “Im a fraud, Im an actor, Im not who you think I am, Im a liar” – all these things, she recalled. We go to the hospital; I have no idea where I am. I have no concept of what my situation is.

She continued: And then when I had this assessment in the middle of the night at the hospital is when I told them that my brain wanted me to stab myself and how scared I was of that.



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