On Tuesday it was announced that Adele has canceled her upcoming U.S. tour due to a hemorrhage in her vocal chord. This news came from Adele, herself and her label. This is a huge set back for the singer who was looking forward to kicking off the tour on Oct. 7 in Atlantic City. The tour was positioned to cover much of the South and Texas over ten dates and had been sold out. In a statement, Columbia Records said Adele’s doctors advised her to rest her voice for an “extended rest period”. Adele provided a more blunt explanation stating, “My voice is weak and I need to build it back up,” and “I’m gonna be starting up vocal rehab soon to start building my overall stamina in my voice, body, and mind.”
Adele assures her fans that when she has recovered, she promises to “smash the ball out of the park”. Her full statement:
“Singing is literally my life, it’s 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 I’m sure you know! my voice is weak and I need to build it back up. I’m gonna be starting up vocal rehab soon, and start building my over all stamina in my voice, body and mind. I will be back and I’m gonna smash the ball out the park once I’m touring again. I apologize from the bottom of my heart, sincerely I do. I know it’s not only disappointing because of the show, but It’s 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”
This is not the first time that Adele has had to cancel tour dates due to vocal complications. Earlier this year, Adele was forced to postpone concert dates. Details on makeup dates will be released later for the following tour cities:
Oct. 7: Atlantic City, NJ (Borgata Spa & Resort)
Oct. 8: Durham, NC (Durham Performing Arts Center)
Oct. 10: Nashville, TN (Ryman Auditorium)
Oct. 11: Asheville, NC (Thomas Wolfe Auditorium)
Oct. 13: Orlando, FL (Hard Rock Live)
Oct. 14: Miami, FL (Waterfront Theater at American Airlines Arena)
Oct. 16: Atlanta, GA (Fox Theatre)
Oct. 18: Spring, TX (Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion)
Oct. 19: Austin, TX (Frank Erwin Center)
Oct. 21: Grand Prairie, TX (Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie)
We at The High Up and AOM hope for Adele’s speedy recovery and return to the place where she belongs – the stage and in our hearts.
-Amadi Jae for AOM & The HIGH UP. Follow @AmadiJae on Twitter for the latest in entertainment!
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