British songstress Adele bows out of US tour
Grammy award-winning soul diva Adele has been forced to cancel a planned US tour for a second time due to a hemorrhage in her vocal chord, promoters for the British singer said Tuesday.
The "Rolling in the Deep" and "Someone Like You" songstress had been set to launch almost a month of 10 sold-out US dates on October 7 in Atlantic City, New Jersey, rescheduled after she bowed out of a tour earlier this year.
Doctors have ordered Adele, known for her powerful voice, to rest in order to recover.
The British pop singer earlier posted comments on her website about her health and the cancellations.
"Singing is literally my life, it's 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," she wrote.
"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 I'm sure you know!
"My voice is weak and I need to build it back up," she added.
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