Adele this week cancelled her final two Wembley Stadium concerts on medical advice after suffering damaged vocal cords.
The singer performed sold-out shows at the venue on Wednesday and Thursday last week, and was due to return on 1st and 2nd July for the final shows of her 16-month world tour but the gigs were pulled at short notice.
Adele set out her position in a detailed Facebook post saying: “I went to see my throat doctor this evening (Friday) because my voice didn’t open up at all today and it turns out I have damaged vocal cords. And on medical advice I simply am unable to perform over the weekend. To say I’m heartbroken would be a complete understatement”.
The statement continued: “You know I would not make this decision lightly. I have done 121 shows and have two left. Two left!!! And they are two gigantic shows. Who the fuck cancels a show at Wembley Stadium!? 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 four shows. I’m sorry, I’m devastated”.
The record-breaking 98,000-capacity shows were promoted by ITB, a booking agency who also happen to represent Adele. Well, why not be poacher and gamekeeper?
According to the singer, refunds will be available if the concerts can’t be rescheduled.
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