Adele Cancels Remaining U.S. Tour

To treat her ongoing vocal issues, Adele has scrapped all remaining tour performances and appearances in 2011 and will undergo surgery, according to a statement posted Friday, October 28th on her official site. The news comes less than a month after the singer announced she was canceling her U.S. tour, which had previously been rescheduled thanks to a bout with laryngitis, after suffering a vocal hemorrhage. At the time, Adele wrote that she was “truly devastated and annoyed” by her ongoing condition, but had “no choice” but to rest her voice and recuperate.

“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,” the statement reads. “As a result, doctors have ordered her to rest her voice and completely recuperate before looking to schedule any work commitments.”

It’s not known exactly what type of surgical procedure Adele will undergo, but Rolling Stone recently spoke to several throat surgeons who said that, due to her recurring vocal injuries, she might need the kind of surgery Aerosmith front man Steven Tyler underwent in 2006, a procedure that had him singing again in five months.

“It’s very fixable,” Tyler’s doctor, Steven Zeitels, who serves as the director of the Center for Laryngeal Surgery and Voice Rehabilitation at Massachusetts General Hospital, told RS “This is not something that’s a deal breaker, even remotely.”

Adele was the first recipient of the Brit Awards Critics’ Choice and was named the number-one predicted breakthrough act of 2008 in an annual BBC poll of music critics, Sound of 2008. Since her debut album 19, Adele has received much recognition both commercially and critically.

In the August 2011 issue of Q, Adele revealed that she has written seven songs for her next album, which she promised would be more intimate and stripped-down than her first two. “It won’t be a big production. I want it to be quite acoustic and piano-led”, the singer said. “I want to write it all, record it all, produce it all and master it on my own. I think it’ll take a lot longer because I want to do it this way”, she added.

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