LONDON (CelebrityAccess) — British singer Adele canceled the final two shows of what she has hinted may be her final tour on doctor's orders.
"On medical advice, I simply am unable to perform over the weekend,” she wrote. “To say I’m heartbroken would be a complete understatement.”
The shows were part of a four-night series at London's famed Wembley Stadium that was on track to break attendance records at the venue. Per Music Week, 100,000 fans per night were expected.
In a long and anguished note posted to her social media, Adele stated that she was “so desperate” to finish the tour that she even considered using a track for the final two shows but ultimately decided against it, noting that it wouldn't "be the real me."
With the final two canceled shows, Adele wrapped up her massive 121-date "25" tour in support of her most recent album "25."
Adele's full statement on the cancellations:
"I don’t even know how to start this. The last two nights at Wembley have been the biggest and best shows of my life. To come home to such a response after so long away doing something I never thought I could pull off but did has blown me away. However, I’ve struggled vocally both nights. I had to push a lot harder than I normally do. I felt like I constantly had to clear my throat, especially last night. 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. And on medical advice I simply am unable to perform over the weekend. To say I’m heart broken would be a complete understatement. I’m already maxed out on steroids and aids for my voice. I’ve considered doing Saturday nights show but it’s highly unlikely I’d even make it through the set and I simply can’t crumble in front of you all and walk out on you in that way. I’m so desperate to do them that I’ve even considered miming, just to be in front of you and be with you. 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. 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. I’m sorry for the time and money you’ve spent organizing your trips. You know I would not make this decision lightly. I have done 121 shows and I have 2 left. 2 left!!! And they are 2 gigantic shows! Who the fuck cancels a show at Wembley Stadium!? 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. I have changed my life drastically in every way to make sure I got through this tour that started at the beginning of last year. To not be able to finish it, is something I’m really struggling to come to terms with. It’s as if my whole career has been building up to these 4 shows. I’m writing this as the decision has just this moment been made, so I don’t have any other information, but of course refunds will be available if the shows can’t be rescheduled. There will be more information over the next few days. I’m sorry, I’m devastated.
I’m sorry. I love you I’m so sorry, please forgive me x"