Getting older is such a drag! Adele looks unrecognisable as she dresses up as GEORGE MICHAEL to celebrate her 27th birthday

She's one of the most famous, and elusive, singers in the world.

But Adele gave fans an hilarious glimpse into her life after celebrating her 27th birthday on Tuesday.

The Rolling In The Deep hitmaker shared a snap of herself in a photo-booth at her party, but instead of the trademark coiffed hair and dramatic eyeliner, there was something different about the star.

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Gotta have faith: Adele shared an hilarious snap of herself in drag as George Michael as she partied to celebrate her 27th birthday

Gotta have faith: Adele shared an hilarious snap of herself in drag as George Michael as she partied to celebrate her 27th birthday

Donning a short quiffed wig and with a stick-on beard covering her flawless skin, she had transformed into her own idol, George Michael.

Striking an uncanny resemblance to the Faith hitmaker, the star pouted and posed her way through a series of photos in the booth while wearing aviator shades and a leather jacket - the essentials of 1980s George.

Writing a caption underneath the shared picture, Adele wrote: 'Thank you for the birthday wishes I had a wonderful time! I was my hero x #gottahavefaith'

No other details of the star's birthday bash are known, but it is presumed she threw a celebration for her friends and family at her mansion in Brighton, Sussex.

This year's milestone appears to be a much wilder affair than her 26th birthday, when she enjoyed a low-key meal at Kurobuta pop-up restaurant on the Kings Road in Chelsea alongside side showbiz pals Alan Carr and Example.

Dragging things out: The highly-private star struck an uncanny resemblance to '80s George, wearing a quiffed wig, aviators and sticking on a fake beard to finish her look as she pouted in a photo-booth

Dragging things out: The highly-private star struck an uncanny resemblance to '80s George, wearing a quiffed wig, aviators and sticking on a fake beard to finish her look as she pouted in a photo-booth

Huge fan: The mother-of-one thanked fans for reaching out with their birthday wishes

Huge fan: The mother-of-one thanked fans for reaching out with their birthday wishes

Someone like you: Adele was intent on keeping a low profile last year when she celebrated her 26th birthday with a quiet dinner in London

Someone like you: Adele was intent on keeping a low profile last year when she celebrated her 26th birthday with a quiet dinner in London

It's a rare post from the mother-of-one, who last took to social media in March to make fans aware of World Water Day.

Before that back in December, she used Twitter to deny reports she had split from her partner Simon Konecki.

She wrote: 'Just wanted to wish everyone happy holidays & all the best for 2015! PS Simon & I are still very much together, don't believe what you read.'

Adele - who has been concentrating on bring up son Angelo since giving birth in 2012 - is said to be slowly putting together her third album.

Elusive: It was a rare update from Adele, who barely uses social media and doesn't court the press

Elusive: It was a rare update from Adele, who barely uses social media and doesn't court the press

 

Mother duties: The singer has been focusing on motherhood since giving birth to son Angelo in 2012

Mother duties: The singer has been focusing on motherhood since giving birth to son Angelo in 2012

She has previously hinted that it would be called 25, following the pattern of her first two mega-hits 19 and 21. 

Despite not releasing any new material for almost three years, Adele is very much living in the lap of luxury.

She retained her place at the top of the list of Britain’s richest musicians under the age of 30 earlier this year.

The Londoner doubled the wealth of her closest rivals – the four members of One Direction and their former compatriot Zayn Malik, 22 - who are worth £25million each.

New album? Adele is said to be slowing working on a third album, a follow up to her smash hit 21 which has helped amass her a fortune of over £50million

New album? Adele is said to be slowing working on a third album, a follow up to her smash hit 21 which has helped amass her a fortune of over £50million

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