Adele Cancels Tour Due to Laryngitis

Entertainment Jun. 3, 2011 AT 4:40PM
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Adele's sold-out North American concert tour has hit a low note.

The 23-year-old British singer has been forced to cancel nine live shows as she recovers from a nasty bout of laryngitis.

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Under the advisement of an Otolaryngology specialist, the singer has been instructed to go on complete vocal rest as she recovers over the next few weeks.

"I'm really frustrated. I was hoping with a weeks rest I'd be better to sing again straight away," Adele says in a message posted on her Web site Friday. "However, there is absolutely nothing I can do but take the doctors advice and rest some more.

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Friday's announcement comes less than a week after the "Rolling in the Deep" songstress postponed five previous tour stops.

Adele -- whose 21 album trumped Lady Gaga's Fame as the biggest-selling digital album in the U.K. -- is looking into rescheduling the missed tour dates.

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