Adele Cancels Sold-Out U.S. Tour -- Again

Entertainment Oct. 4, 2011 AT 7:05PM
Adele Cancels Sold-Out U.S. Tour -- Again Credit: Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic

Adele's powerhouse vocals need a rest.

The British singer has been forced to cancel her upcoming sold-out U.S. tour due to a hemorrhage in her vocal chord, Columbia records announced Tuesday. The 10-city concert series was scheduled to kick off October 7 in Atlantic City, New Jersey and wrap up October 21 in Grand Prairie, Texas.

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"Singing is literally my life, it's my hobby, my love, my freedom and now my job," the 23-year-old wrote on her official website Tuesday. "I have absolutely no choice but to recuperate properly and fully, or I risk damaging my voice forever."

The "Rolling in the Deep" singer added that she'll soon begin "vocal rehab" in order to improve her "overall stamina."

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"I will be back and I'm gonna smash the ball out the park once I'm touring again," Adele promised. "I apologize from the bottom of my heart, sincerely I do."

The multiplatinum songstress hopes fans will understand the difficult position she's been put in.

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"I know it's not only disappointing because of the show, but it's plane tickets, hotel bookings, birthdays, anniversaries and time wasted," she wrote. "But please have faith in me that this is the only thing I can do to make sure I can always sing and always make music for you to the best of my ability."

Adele first postponed her North American tour in June, citing laryngitis as the main reason.

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