Just last week Adele announced that this may be her last ever concert tour, and now she's been left heartbroken after learning she would have to cancel the final two shows due to the health complications.
Adele previously underwent throat surgery for a hemorrhaged vocal chord in November 2011, now she's suffering from a similar problem. As a result, the singer had to cancel her last two tour dates at London’s Wembley Stadium. She shared the devastating news with fans on social media.
“The last two nights at Wembley have been the biggest and best shows of my life," she wrote. "To come home to such a response after so long away doing something I never thought I could pull off but did has blown me away. However, I’ve struggled vocally both nights. I had to push a lot harder than I normally do. I felt like I constantly had to clear my throat, especially last night.
“I went to see my throat doctor this evening because my voice didn’t open up at all today and it turns out I have damaged my vocal cords. And on medical advice I simply am unable to perform over the weekend,” the star continued. “To say I’m heartbroken would be a complete understatement. I’m already maxed out on steroids and aids for my voice.”
The singer went on to reveal she had considered lip syncing for the event, as she was so concerned about ruining plans for those who had already booked accommodation or made travel arrangements.
“I’ve considered doing Saturday nights show but it’s highly unlikely I’d even make it through the set and I simply can’t crumble in front of you all and walk out on you in that way. I’m so desperate to do them that I’ve even considered miming, just to be in front of you and be with you,” she explained. “But I’ve never done it and I cannot in a million years do that to you. It wouldn’t be the real me up there. I’m sorry. I’m sorry for your disappointment.”
Adele wrote that refunds would be provided if she could not reschedule for a later date.
"I'm sorry. I'm devastated," she finished the letter. "I'm sorry. I love you I'm so sorry, please forgive me."
Fans flocked to social media to praise the star and offer their support.
We're sending hugs to the star as she recovers. Rest up, Adele!