Adele has written another note just days after the “Hello” singer first claimed to concertgoers in an open letter that she may never tour again after her current set of shows in London, which have, incidentally, now all been cancelled.
Entertainment Weekly details that the 29-year-old Grammy award-winning vocalist was “devastated” to pass along a second message to Instagram on Friday evening.
According to the Instagram post, Adele’s sold-out appearances at London’s Wembley Stadium this coming Saturday, June 1, and Sunday, titled “The Finale,” could not go on as scheduled.
“I don’t even know how to start this,” the beloved vocalist said with sadness on Instagram.
“The last two nights at Wembley have been the biggest and best shows of my life,” the singer continued, adding “to come home to [London to] such a response after so long away doing something I never thought I could pull off but did, has blown me away.”
Be that as it may, unfortunately, Adele went on to mention that the strain of performing for 121 nights over the 16-month Adele Live music excursion has caused serious “damage” to her vocal cords.
Adele cancels final two shows of tour due to vocal cord damage https://t.co/NdbyVd1P3g
— Entertainment Weekly (@EW) July 1, 2017
“I’ve struggled vocally both nights,” Adele admits, as Just Jared shares, “[and] I had to push a lot harder than I normally do. 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,” she ultimately surmised.
“To not complete this milestone in my career is something I’m struggling to get my head around and I wish that I wasn’t having to write this,” Adele further opined about having to cancel the last two tour dates.
“I have changed my life drastically in every way to make sure I got through this tour that started at the beginning of last year. To not be able to finish it, is something I’m really struggling to come to terms with. It’s as if my whole career has been building up to these four shows.”
However, another note from Adele, that was secretly delivered to fans who attended the second of four performances at Wembley Stadium through their purchased tour booklets earlier in the week, read quite differently from an emotional stance from Adele, as the superstar singer alluded to not being mentally “suited” to deal with the stresses of life that come from touring, as People reported.
“I’m a real homebody and I get so much joy in the small things,” Adele penned in the first letter, which was also posted to social media.
“[Also], I’m dramatic and have a terrible history of touring. I only ever did this tour for [the fans] and to hopefully have an impact on [them] the way that some of my favorite artists have had on me. And 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.”
In her note addressing the final, cancelled shows, Adele profusely apologized to those who purchased tickets for “The Finale” and begged for fans’ forgiveness.
“I’m sorry for your disappointment. I’m sorry for the nights you would have had with your loved ones and the memories you would have made together [and] I’m sorry for the time and money you’ve spent organizing your trips,” Adele continued.
“To not be able to finish [these shows] is something I’m really struggling to come to terms with. It’s as if my whole career has been building up to these. I’m writing this as the decision has just this moment been made, so I don’t have any other information, but of course refunds will be available if the shows can’t be rescheduled. There will be more information over the next few days. I’m sorry, I’m devastated.”
Information for refunds for the cancelled Adele shows have yet to be announced.
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