The 23-year-old singer had just completed a UK tour when her doctors found a hemorrhage in a vocal cord and recommended extended rest, forcing the cancellation of 10 shows. According to Adele’s website, further details regarding the canceled dates are forthcoming.
Adele is apparently distraught over this latest cancellation. She posted a note on her website blog that said, in part [note: spelling and punctuation Adele's]:
“singing is literally my life, its my hobbie, 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. i have great confidence in believing you know how much this upsets me, how seriously i take it and how truly devastated and annoyed i am by this. wanting to do something so bad and not being able to is the most frustrating thing as im sure you know!”
Adele added that she will soon be starting vocal rehab and working to build up vocal, physical and mental stamina, vowing, “i will be back and im gonna smash the ball out the park once im touring again.”