'I have absolutely no choice but to recuperate properly and fully, or I risk damaging my voice forever,' explains the 'Rolling in the Deep' hitmaker.
Adele was left devastated when announcing that she had to scrap the rest of her tour dates in the United States. The British singer announced the cancellation in a lengthy blog post on Tuesday, October 4, citing "problem with my voice yet again."
"It's ridiculous I know! I cant believe it myself," the "Someone Like You" crooner expressed her frustration in a statement. "I follow all the advice im given and stick to regimes, rules and practices to the best of my ability but it seems to simply not be enough."
She then shared the full story of her voice trouble, explaining that the problem first arose in January and her voice "was weakened by a bout of flu from december." She hadn't fully recovered when kicking off the tour in March, and her voice got weaker and eventually "broke" along the way.
Adele stated, "I was diagnosed with laryngitis and ordered to rest intensely for 10 days." During her time to recuperate, she was "stuck to a strict regime of numerous diets, steaming, vocal rest and vocal warm ups. which is very necessary but insanely grim."
After taking the necessary rest and going through the treatment, she finally recovered well enough to proceed with the rest of her tour stops. After a month on the road, the problem came back though. "My voice suddenly switched off like a light! It was literally as if someone pulled a curtain over my throat," she recalled.
The pop singer was diagnosed with a hemorrhage and later developed a respiratory and chest infection. "I have never been able to fully recover from any of the problems that I've had and then continue to rest even once I'm recovered, because of my touring commitments," she explained.
"I've 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 I'm 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 f**ked."
"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."
"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."
"I know it's not only disappointing because of the show, but its 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," she ended her post.
Further details to follow regarding the canceled dates which are mentioned in the following list. Refunds may be obtained at point of purchase.
- Oct. 07 - Atlantic City, NJ
- Oct. 08 - Durham, NC
- Oct. 10 - Nashville, TN
- Oct. 11 - Asheville, NC
- Oct. 13 - Orlando, FL
- Oct. 14 - Miami, FL
- Oct. 16 - Atlanta, GA
- Oct. 18 - Spring, TX
- Oct. 19 - Austin, TX
- Oct. 21 - Grand Prairie, TX