Adele Cancels U.S. Tour Due To Vocal Chord Hemorrhage
Adele has been forced to cancel her 10-city U.S. tour due to a hemorrhage into her vocal chord. The superstar had been set to kick off her American shows on October 7 in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
An upset, frustrated Adele posted a message to fans on her website earlier today. “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,” writes the singer.
She continues, “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.”
Adele concludes, “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”
She’s struggled with similar issues in the past, shelving North American dates last June due to laryngitis. The following performances have been canceled:
October 8 – Durham, NC Durham Performing Arts Center
October 10 – Nashville, TN Ryman Auditorium
October 11 – Asheville, NC Thomas Wolfe Auditorium
October 13 – Orlando, FL Hard Rock Live
October 14 – Miami, FL Waterfront Theater at American Airlines Arena
October 16 – Atlanta, GA Fox Theatre
October 18 – Spring, TX Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
October 19 – Austin, TX Frank Erwin Center
October 21 – Grand Prairie, TX Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie