Fans anticipating Adele’s U.S. return this fall just got a dose of disappointment.
The wildly popular British songbird has canceled her upcoming 10-city tour – including Oct. 16 at the Fox Theatre – due to a hemorrhage in her vocal cord.
This is the second time Atlantans have been denied the chance to see the “Rolling in the Deep” singer live; she postponed a series of dates this summer – including a stint at The Tabernacle – because of vocal problems.
“Singing is literally my life, it’s my hobbie [sic], 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,” Adele said in a statement.
She just finished a tour of the U.K. and was preparing for the Oct. 7 U.S. launch in Atlantic City, N.J. when her throat issues resurfaced.
Doctors have advised her to take an extended period of rest “in order to begin to recuperate properly.”
Refunds are available at point of purchase, but no other information is available yet about rescheduled dates.
Adele’s sophomore record, “21,” was recently certified triple platinum thanks to the enduring radio success of “Rolling in the Deep.” Her current single from the album, the poignant ballad “Someone Like You,” sits at No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 this week.