This year's chart-dominating diva
According to her record label, the "Someone Like You" singer suffered a hemorrhage in her vocal cord and she will now have to cancel her upcoming sold-out 10-city tour. The hemorrhage seems a more serious condition than the laryngitis she suffered when she was forced to cancel other dates earlier this year.
Adele expressed sadness in being forced to cancel the tour via an emotional post on her website:
"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," she wrote. "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," she continued. "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. 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"
The British songbird has had a killer year, smashing music records left and right. She is the first female to land two singles and two albums in the U.K. top five simultaneously — which only the Beatles had achieved back in 1963. Her sophomore album, 21, is the first album in U.K. chart history to sell 3 million copies in one calendar year, and it has spent the most consecutive weeks at #1 ever by a solo female, 11, beating a record previously held by Madonna's The Immaculate Collection. Adele also logged the most cumulative weeks with a U.K. #1 for a solo female (18), beating out Alanis Morissette and Shania Twain, who shared the previous record at 11 weeks.
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