The candid English singer known for her epic ballads and genuine cackle announced in a heartfelt message to her fans on Friday that she was forced to cancel the remaining two nights of her tour due to damaged vocal chords.
"An on medical advice I simply am unable to perform over the weekend, Adele wrote on Twitter. To say I'm heart broken would be a complete understatement."
Adele's apologetic announcement came in the midst of speculation that her current "Live" tour could very much be her last.
"Touring is a peculiar thing, it doesn't suit me particularly well. I'm a real homebody and I get so much joy in the small things," Adele wrote in a letter posted to Instagram earlier this week. "Plus I'm dramatic and have a terrible history of touring ... I only ever did this tour for you and to hopefully have an impact on you the way that some of my favourite artists have had on me live. And I wanted my final shows to be in London because I don't know if I'll ever tour again and so I want my last time to be at home."
💌😢😭✒❤Photo by Traci @tracii_m Translation by @wannabeadkins Adele @Adele's letter from her your book! "So this is it after 15 months on the road and 18 months of 25 we are at the end. We have taken this tour across uk+ Ireland, throughout Europe, all over America and I finally got to go to Australia and New Zealand too. Touring is a peculiar thing, it doesn't suit me particularly well. I'm a real homebody and I get so much joy in the small things. Plus I'm dramatic and have a terrible history of touring. Until now that is! I've done 119 shows and these last 4 will take me up to 123, it has been hard out an absolute thrill and pleasure to have done. I only ever did this tour for you and to hopefully have an impact on you the way that some of my favourite artist have had on me live. And I wanted my final shows to be in London because I don't know if I'll ever tour again and so I want my last time to be at home. Thank you for coming, for all of your ridiculous love and kindness. I will remember all of this for the rest of my life. Love you. Goodnight for now" ❤️Adele #Adele #Adelettes #AdeleLive2017
Despite their disappointment, Adele's fans organized a gathering outside of the concert venue Wembley on Saturday night to show their support for the sick singer.
"Daydreamers, we're kindly asking you to show up tomorrow at 8pm outside of the Wembley Stadium and have a meet up," according to Adele's Instagram fan page. "Bring posters, flowers, or whatever you feel like bringing. You can ll show up, sing some songs, and basically have a good time together while showing love."
This is the first time the British singer was forced to take a leave of absence from touring. In 2011, Adele had to cancel her U.S. and U.K. tour dates in October and November to undergo surgery to treat a recurrent vocal chord hemorrhage.