'Heart­bro­ken' Adele can­cels fi­nal two shows of tour

Kuwait Times - - LIFESTYLE -

Bri­tish songstress Adele yes­ter­day can­celled the fi­nal two shows of her sold-out world tour sched­uled to take place in London's Wem­b­ley sta­dium this week­end due to da­m­aged vo­cal cords. "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," Adele wrote in a state­ment on her Twit­ter ac­count.

"And on med­i­cal ad­vice I sim­ply am un­able to per­form over the week­end. To say I'm heart­bro­ken would be a com­plete un­der­state­ment," she added. The singer said she "strug­gled vo­cally" dur­ing her first two shows at Wem­b­ley sta­dium on Wed­nes­day and Thurs­day where she per­formed both nights in front of a sold-out crowd of 100,000, and that she had "even con­sid­ered mim­ing". "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," she wrote.

Apol­o­giz­ing to fans, the bal­ladeer added that re­funds would be avail­able if she was un­able to resched­ule. Adele has in the past spo­ken can­didly about how dif­fi­cult she finds tour­ing and hinted on Thurs­day that she may re­tire from live per­for­mances af­ter these Wem­b­ley con­certs. "Tour­ing is a pe­cu­liar thing. It doesn't suit me par­tic­u­larly well," said a hand­writ­ten note in­cluded in Thurs­day's con­cert pro­gram, which sev­eral fans posted on so­cial me­dia.

"I'm a real home­body and I get so much joy in the small things. Plus I'm dra­matic and have a ter­ri­ble his­tory of tour­ing," she wrote. "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," she added. But her "25" tour saw her pack­ing ar­eas across Europe, North Amer­ica, Aus­tralia and New Zealand. In Los An­ge­les, she broke a record by sell­ing out eight con­sec­u­tive shows at the Sta­ples Cen­ter. — AFP

This file photo shows Bri­tish singer Adele per­forms on­stage dur­ing the 59th An­nual Grammy mu­sic Awards in Los An­ge­les, California. — AFP

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