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Grammy Award winning artist Adele was forced to cancel the final two shows of her sold-out 15-month “Hello” tour due to damaged vocal chords. The news not only devastated her London fans who were prepared to see her at Wembley Stadium, but it devastated Adele who penned a heartfelt note sharing news of her vocal chord injury.
“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 chords,” Adele wrote. “And on medical advice I am simply unable to perform over the weekend.”
She goes on to share that she is completely heartbroken and even considered “miming” the show, but was concerned that she would break down in front of the audience.
“I’m sorry. 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.”
Adele shared recently that touring never suited her and even hinted that her current tour for her album 25 would be her last. The hint came in the form of a handwritten note that she included in the program for Wednesday night’s show at Wembley. The note read, “I don’t know if I’ll ever tour again and so I want my last time to be at home.”
If she had been able to complete the tour, Adele would have made 123 performances across the world, including stops in Europe, the United States, Australia and New Zealand.
“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,” she wrote. “It’s 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.”
The 29-year old concluded the note by apologizing and asking her fans for forgiveness. “I’m sorry, I’m devastated,” she said. “I’m sorry. I love you. I’m so sorry. Please forgive me x.”
Read Adele’s note in full by clicking here.