Adele “Heartbroken” She Must Cancel Final Two ’25’ Shows Due To Vocal Cord Damage

It's been an emotional week for Adele.

The singer penned a letter to fans admitting her struggles with touring and that the final four 25 Tour shows at Wembley Stadium this week could be her last... ever.

Adele wrote a second letter today (June 30), revealing she must cancel her final two shows.

The Grammy Award winner has been on tour for over a year and-a-half, and it’s taken a toll – she’s temporarily damaged her vocal cords.

"I don't know how to start this. The last two nights at Wembley have been the biggest and best shows of my life. To come home to such a response after so long away doing something I never thought I could pull off but did has blown me away," Adele wrote in a note. "However I've struggled vocally both nights. I had to push a lot harder than I normally do. I felt like I constantly had to clear my throat, especially last night."

She continued, "I went to see my throat doctor this evening because my voice didn't open up at all today and it turns out I have damaged my vocal cords. And on medical advice I simply am unable to perform over the weekend. To say I'm heartbroken would be a complete understatement."

Adele admits to taking steroids and aids for her voice, but she can’t go on.

"I've considered doing Saturday night's show but highly unlikely I'd even make it through the set and I simply can't crumble in front of you all and walk out on you in that way. I'm so desperate to do them that I've considered miming. Just to be in front of you and be with you. But I've never done it and I cannot in a million years do that to you," she explained. "It wouldn't be the real me up there. I'm sorry. I'm sorry for your disappointment."

The Grammy Award winner has toured the show for over a year and a half, and it’s taken a toll – she’s temporarily damaged her vocal cords.

"I don't know how to start this. The last two nights at Wembley have been the biggest and best shows of my life. To come home to such a response after so long away doing something I never thought I could pull off but did has blown me away," Adele wrote in a note. "However I've struggled vocally both nights. I had to push a lot harder than I normally do. I felt like I constantly had to clear my throat, especially last night."

She continued, "I went to see my throat doctor this evening because my voice didn't open up at all today and it turns out I have damaged my vocal cords. And on medical advice I simply am unable to perform over the weekend. To say I'm heartbroken would be a complete understatement."

Adele admits to taking steroids and aids for her voice, but she can’t go on.

"I've considered doing Saturday night's show but highly unlikely I'd even make it through the set and I simply can't crumble in front of you all and walk out on you in that way. I'm so desperate to do them that I've considered miming. Just to be in front of you and be with you. But I've never done it and I cannot in a million years do that to you," she explained. "It wouldn't be the real me up there. I'm sorry. I'm sorry for your disappointment."

She adds: "Who the f--k cancels a show at Wembley Stadium!? To not complete this milestone in my career is something I'm struggling wo get my head around and I wish that I wasn't having to write this. I have changed my life drastically in every way to make sure I got through this tour that started at the beginning of last year," Adele explained. "To not be able to finish it is something I'm really struggling to come to terms with. It's as if my whole career has been building up to these 4 shows."

"I'm writing this as the decision has just this moment been made, so I don't have any other, but of course refunds will be available if the shows can't be rescheduled. There will be more information over the next few days. I'm sorry, I'm devastated."

Read the note below:

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