Adele Forced to Cancel Final 2 Shows of Tour

'I have damaged my vocal cords'
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jul 1, 2017 6:04 AM CDT
Adele Cuts Tour Short: 'Damaged My Vocal Cords'
In this Feb. 12, 2017, photo, Adele performs "Hello" at the 59th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles.   (Matt Sayles)

Adele canceled two sold-out weekend shows at London's Wembley Stadium, telling fans early Saturday that "I have damaged my vocal cords" and was advised by a doctor not to perform. In a statement to her fans on social media, Adele said she considered going ahead with her Saturday night performance but didn't think she would have been able to make it through the show and didn't want to "crumble" on stage. "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 wrote. "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."

The announcement came at the end of a 15-month tour throughout Europe, the United States, Australia, and New Zealand, per the AP. The pop superstar said that touring never suited her well, and had hinted earlier that her current tour for the album 25 would be her last. The 29-year-old British singer included a signed, handwritten note in the program for her Wednesday night show at Wembley saying, "I don't know if I'll ever tour again and so I want my last time to be at home." The "Hello" tour would have included a total of 123 performances had Adele gone ahead with the two shows this weekend. She performed at Wembley on Wednesday and Thursday nights. (More Adele stories.)

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