23-year-old British singer Adele has postponed five tour dates due to laryngitis. Columbia Records issued a statement explaining that she was diagnosed last Thursday and was ordered by doctors to get immediate rest. Since last week, a few of her performances had to be shortened or canceled. The tour will resume Saturday, June 4 in San Francisco. In non-illness news, Adele’s “Rolling in the Deep” scored a fourth week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart. Sweet!
Updated–according to Adele’s web site, her illness has forced her to entire cancel her American tour.
Adele has been forced to cancel the remaining 9 dates of her sold-out North American tour due to ongoing illness. Adele recently postponed 5 shows under doctor’s orders when she was diagnosed with laryngitis. While resting in Los Angeles, Adele met with an Otolaryngology specialist who determined it was imperative that she take the next few weeks to recover with absolute voice rest.
Adele, renowned for her powerful live vocal performances, was intent on resuming her tour on June 4th in San Francisco, CA before learning of her advanced condition.
“I’m really frustrated. I was hoping with a weeks rest I’d be better to sing again straight away. However there is absolutely nothing I can do but take the doctors advice and rest some more. I’m so sorry. See you soon, love Adele”