Adele Cancels American Tour Again

Singer Adele has been forced to cancel her tour again. This time it is due to a hemorrhage on her vocal cords. Her American tour was to kick off October 7th in Atlantic City, however her doctors suggested she take an extended time away from singing.

Earlier in the year she had to cancel her North American tour due to laryngitis. Before that tour was to begin she was touring the UK and had to postpone some concerts due to a chest infection but later completed the tour.

After the most recent cancellation, in a statement, Adele said, “Singing is literally my life, its my hobby, 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 went on to add, “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.”

Since her debut album 19, the singer has received much recognition both commercially and critically. The album debuted at number one, and has been certified 4x platinum in the UK. Her career in the US was boosted by a viewer record–breaking Saturday Night Live episode in late 2008. At the 2009 Grammy Awards, she won the awards for Best New Artist and Best Female Pop Vocal Performance.

Adele’s voice is categorized as contralto. Initially, critics suggested that her vocals were more developed and intriguing than her songwriting. Her first album is of the soul genre, with lyrics describing heartbreak and relationship.