Adele cancels US tour

Vocal cord haemorrhage forces 'Rolling In The Deep' singer to scrap dates

Adele has cancelled her upcoming 10-city US tour due to a haemorrhage in her vocal cords.

The chart-topping singer had postponed several shows on her UK tour last month because of voice problems, but the problem has reappeared ahead of her first show in Atlantic City, New Jersey, on October 7.

“Adele has been advised by doctors that she’ll need an extended rest period in order to begin to recuperate properly,” said a spokesperson for the singer.

“Further details to follow regarding these cancelled dates. Refunds may be obtained at point of purchase.”

Adele recently posted a blog on her site about the cancelled shows:

“Singing is literally my life, it’s my hobby, 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 as soon as, 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 apologise from the bottom of my heart, sincerely I do.”

This is the second set of US dates Adele has been forced to cancel this year.

Here’s a full list of affected dates:

October 7 Atlantic City, NJ Borgata Spa & Resort
October 8 Durham, NC Durham Performing Arts Center
October 10 Nashville, TN Ryman Auditorium
October 11 Asheville, NC Thomas Wolfe Auditorium
October 13 Orlando, FL Hard Rock Live
October 14 Miami, FL Waterfront Theater at American Airlines Arena
October 16 Atlanta, GA Fox Theatre
October 18 Spring, TX Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
October 19 Austin, TX Frank Erwin Center
October 21 Grand Prairie, TX Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie