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Adele cancels final two London shows

Citing damage to her vocal chords, Adele has canceled the two final shows of her 123-stop world tour, which were scheduled to take place at London’s Wembley Stadium. As part of her four-night run at the arena, Adele played two gigs on June 28 and 29, where she “struggled vocally both nights”, and could not perform the July 1 and 2 dates. There has been no announcement of a rescheduling but the singer stated that if that is not possible, refunds will be offered to the ticket-holders. 

The singer said in a statement she shared on Twitter: “To say I’m heartbroken would be a complete understatement. I’m already maxed out on steroids and aids for my voice. I’ve considered doing Saturday night’s show but it’s highly unlikely I’d even make it through the set and I simply can’t crumble in front of you all and walk out on you in that way.”

Included in the tour programs of those two London shows was a handwritten note which suggested she may never tour again. “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 said. “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”, she added.