Adele, the grammy award--winning crooner who has stolen our heart as of late, just broke it. Just days before her US tour, which was to start October 7 in Atlantic City, she has announced that she is cancelling all 10 performances due to lingering vocal problems.
She posted a heartfelt apology on her website, trying to outline her chronic condition, how she pushed her vocal chords harder than she has ever done, and finally, why she has to call it quits on the tour:
...the fact is i have never been able to fully recover from any of the problems that ive had and then continue to rest even once im recovered, because of my touring commitments. ive been offered the chance to not tour at all to save anything like this from happening again, but i simply hate letting you down. although now im having to let you down once again through no fault of my own really. if i continue to pick up everything before i have properly conquered these problems and nipped them in the bud. i will be totally and utterly fucked. singing is literally my life, its 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.
Hopefully this break will be the start of a speedy, and full, recovery so her fans can hear her sweet voice oncea gain. If you need to get your Adele fix in the interim, check our coverage in OUT magazine, where she graced our pages and our cover back in June/July.