Adam Lambert stopped by the Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta to hang out with excited patients and answer their questions in studio. Adam’s visit drew quite a crowd, with patients and families inside and outside of the studio listening to his interview and posing for pictures with him. They learned quite a lot about Adam and his passion for music, which started at quite a young age. Lambert explained that he grew up around music. His father had been a DJ in college and was always playing music around the house. The earliest musical influence he was exposed to was Bob Marley, as well as, a number of classic rock and soul musicians. He knew he wanted to be a performer when he was 10 years old and was hooked after his first performance on stage of “You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown.” He also performed in the musical “The Wiz” when he was younger and says he learned a lot from the music in that production. When the patients asked him what it was like to be on "American Idol," Adam explained that it was exciting because every week he had the opportunity to explore different genres of music. Even though the show could be very stressful at times, he loved the pressure and competition. His favorite moment on American Idol was his "Queen" performance on the finale. Adam said that he practices his music every day and always tries to get a lot of sleep, drink a lot of water and do vocal warm ups. He also really likes jogging and believes exercise is extremely important. When asked what he does when he is not performing or practicing, Adam explained that he loves to go to the movies, listen to music and go out to eat with friends. He also shared a few fun facts about himself…Adam is right handed, loves the board game “Chutes and Ladders”, loves ice cream and if he wasn’t a musician he thinks he would be a designer. Adam, who is currently doing a promotional tour for his next album, is very excited about the music he is going to be releasing in the next few months. He worked with Bruno Mars and Pharell on this album and wrote a lot of the songs on his own. The first single he is going to release is called “Better Than I Know Myself.” The patients had such a great time meeting Adam and we are so thankful for his visit to CHOA! ---- A special thanks to two of our great interns, Carmen Williams and Justy Diaz, for their help with this blog post!