Adele Cancels Remainder of 2011 Shows, Will Have Throat Surgery

Earlier this month Adele announced that she was canceling 10 shows in the US to give her throat a break. The singer announced today that since her throat is not getting better, she has decided to cancel all of the shows remaining in 2011 so that she can undergo throat surgery.

Adele made the announcement on her website.

“It is with deep regret that Adele has been forced to cancel her remaining live dates and promotional appearances in 2011. She is to undergo surgery to alleviate the current issues with her throat and a full recovery is expected. As a result, doctors have ordered her to rest her voice and completely recuperate before looking to schedule any work commitments.”

On top of the 10 shows that Adele already canceled in the US, the singer has also canceled 6 shows she was scheduled to perform in the UK. The website states that all ticket holders will receive a refund from the point of purchase.

Adele’s voice may not be strong enough for a live show, but her soulful singing has kept her album “21” at the top of the Billboard 200 chart for the 13th week. According to Entertainment Weekly, the last album to spend 13 weeks at number one on the Billboard 200 was the Titanic Soundtrack in 1998.

Did you have tickets to one of Adele’s concerts? Do you think the singer will make a full recovery?