Adele ‘heartbroken’ about canceling entire U.S. tour

Soul singer Adele live

I apologize for interrupting you while you listen to Adele’s “Someone Like You” for the millionth time to bring this bummer announcement. Due to vocal issues, emerging British superstar soul singer Adele has been forced to cancel her entire U.S. tour. Remember, do not kill the messenger peeps!

The tour was set to begin in Atlantic City, where I was hoping for an impromptu a cappella version of Springsteen’s “Atlantic City,” on Friday night. Alas, she will not be fixing her hair up pretty and meeting anyone in Atlantic City or anywhere in the States as she explained in a long and heart felt explanation via her blog.

Adele wrote:

…the fact is i have never been able to fully recover from any of the problems that ive had and then continue to rest even once im recovered, because of my touring commitments. ive been offered the chance to not tour at all to save anything like this from happening again, but i simply hate letting you down. although now im having to let you down once again through no fault of my own really. if i continue to pick up everything before i have properly conquered these problems and nipped them in the bud. i will be totally and utterly f**ked. 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

I think it’s a great move by Adele to explain why she had to cancel so many shows instead of fans just receiving a terse one sentence comment from a “representative of the artist.” The last thing any of us want is for her to damage those pipes permanently. They’re one of the greatest imports in a long time musically speaking so we say rest up and get better. We can wait for you to turn your tables and make it back our way!

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