After a grueling schedule, performing more that 120 shows in less than two years, Adele announced this past Friday that she is canceling the final two performances of her 2017 tour because of the damaged to her vocal chords.
“I don’t even know how to start this,” the singer wrote in an emotional Instagram post.
“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,” she explained, adding that she was medically advised to stop performing. “To say I’m heartbroken would be a complete understatement.”
Adele’s announcement comes right after two successful performances at the Wembley Stadium in London on June 28 and June 29, where she broke the record in attendance. And this news also appears to confirm the rumors that the singer will stop touring altogether.
In the program of the Wembley concerts, Adele included a handwritten note which suggested she would never tour again.
“I wanted my final shows to be in London because I don’t know if I’ll ever tour again and so I want my last time to be at home”, the Grammy Award winner said.
This is not the first time that the Tottenham native has had problems with her voice. The singer has suffered from a recurrent vocal chord hemorrhage, which forced her to cancel shows and undergo surgery in 2011.