For the second time in four months, Adele has canceled her U.S. tour because of throat problems. In June, the British sensation was forced to postpone her American gigs because of laryngitis. The rescheduled 10-city tour was supposed to kick off October 7th in Atlantic City, but Adele announced in a statement today that the trek is off because she's been stricken with a hemorrhage in her vocal chord. Doctors advised the singer that she needed an extended rest period in order to fully heal, and given that the shows were due to start in three days, that probably wasn't enough time.
When Adele canceled the concerts in June, she promised to reschedule the dates in the near future. There's no such optimism this time: The sold-out tour is canceled, and "Refunds may be obtained at point of purchase." This nixed trek comes just days after she wrapped a U.K. tour.
Read Adele's entire statement to fans below:
"singing is literally my life, its my hobbie, my love, my freedom and now my job. I have absolutely no choice but to recuperate properly and fully, or i risk damaging my voice forever. i have great confidence in believing you know how much this upsets me, how seriously i take it and how truly devastated and annoyed i am by this. wanting to do something so bad and not being able to is the most frustrating thing as im sure you know! my voice is weak and i need to build it back up. I'm gonna be starting up vocal rehab as soon as, and start building my over all stamina in my voice, body and mind. i will be back and im gonna smash the ball out the park once im touring again. i apologise from the bottom of my heart, sincerely i do. i know its not only disappointing because of the show, but its plane tickets, hotel bookings, birthdays, anniversaries and time wasted. but please have faith in me that this is the only thing i can do to make sure i can always sing and always make music for you to the best of my ability. truly yours and yours only forever, adele xx"
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