Saturday, October 29, 2011

Adele to undergo throat surgery

Adele has cancelled all plans for the remainder of the year and she will undergo surgery to address ongoing issues with her voice.

The singer’s team released a statement Friday, saying “It is with deep regret that [Adele] has been forced to cancel her remaining live dates and promotional appearances in 2011. She is to undergo surgery to alleviate the current issues with her throat and a full recovery is expected. As a result, doctors have ordered her to rest her voice and completely recuperate before looking to schedule any work commitments.”

According to a post Adele wrote earlier this month, she has been suffering voice issues on and off since getting a flu bug last December; she followed doctor’s orders and things seemed to be on the mend, but in the middle of a spring US tour her voice went out completely.

“I was in Minneapolis, about half way through the tour,”
she wrote. “I made a Skype call in the morning on the day of the show and, during it, my voice suddenly switched off like a light! It was literally as if someone pulled a curtain over my throat.”

Adele cancelled the show, went on and performed in Denver, where she basically blew out her throat, later diagnosed as a haemorrhage.

A respiratory and chest infection followed in the fall, as if she just couldn’t shake a bug that refused to go away, causing more problems and doctor’s orders to rest. “I have absolutely no choice but to recuperate properly and fully, or I risk damaging my voice forever.”

Earlier this month, Adele cancelled a 10-date US tour after being diagnosed with a vocal cord haemorrhage, her second this year. Also now scrapped is a 6-date UK tour that was set for November; that trip was originally planned for September, but postponed after the singer suffered from a severe cold and chest infection.

Fans can still enjoy some live Adele – on tape – when she releases “Live At The Royal Albert Hall" on DVD and Blu-ray on November 29.

As for the cancelled shows, ticket holders will receive a refund from the point of purchase.

The cancelled dates are:

October (US)
7th – Atlantic City, NJ – Borgata Spa
8th – Durham, NC – Performing Arts Center
10th – Nashville, TN – Ryman Auditorium
11th – Asheville, NC – Thomas Wolfe Auditorium
13th – Orlando, FL – Hard Rock Live
14th – Miami, FL – Waterfront Theatre
16th – Atlanta, GA – Fox Theatre
18th – Spring, TX – Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavillion
19th – Austin, TX – Frank Erwin Center
21th – Grand Prairie, TX – Verizon Theatre

November (UK)
7th – Wolverhampton – Civic Hall
8th – Wolverhampton – Civic Hall
10th – Blackpool – Empress Ballroom
12th – Bournemouth – BIC
14th – Cardiff – Motorpoint Arena
15th – Plymouth – Pavillions

Adele Adele

Adele – Rolling In The Deep

See also:

Adele: Live DVD due in November