Adele has pulled out of her last two shows at Wembley stadium this weekend after damaging her vocal cords.
The ‘heartbroken’ 29-year-old said in an emotional post on Friday that she was forced to cancel the gigs to a reported 100,000 audience at the London venue.
The Grammy-award winner said she was ‘desperate’ to play the concerts – which she dubbed a ‘milestone’ in her career – as she pleaded with fans to forgive her.
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‘Devastated’: Adele has pulled out of her last two shows at London’s Wembley stadium this weekend after damaging her vocal cords
She wrote: ‘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.
‘I’ve struggled vocally both nights. I had to push a lot harder than I normally do. I felt like I had to constantly clear my throat, especially last night.
‘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 am simply unable to perform over the weekend. To say I’m heartbroken would be a complete understatement.
‘I’m already maxed out on steroids and aids for my voice. I’ve considered doing Saturday nights’ show but it’s 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.’
Heartbroken: The 29-year-old said on Friday that doctors forced her to cancel the two gigs to a reported 100,000 audience at the London venue
Tragic: The Grammy-award winning singer said she was ‘desperate’ to play the last two gigs as it was a ‘milestone’ in her career, as she pleaded with fans to forgive her
Supportive: Fans flocked to her support as they insisted that her health was what’s most important
‘I’m so desperate to do them that I’ve even 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. It wouldn’t be the real me up there.
The Someone Like You singer then begged for her fans’ forgiveness as she apologised repeatedly for ruining their plans.
She wrote: ‘I’m sorry. I’m sorry for your disappointment. I’m sorry for the nights you would have had with your loved ones and the memories you would have made together.
‘I’m sorry for the time and money you’ve spent organising your trips. You know I would not make this decision lightly.’
Distraught: The Someone Like You singer then begged for her fans’ forgiveness as she apologised repeatedly for ruining their plans
The end: ‘I’m sorry for the time and money you’ve spent organising your trips. You know I would not make this decision lightly,’ she concluded
‘Closing her impassioned note with a kiss, she added: ‘I’m so sorry. I love you I’m so sorry, please forgive me.’
Fans flocked to her support as they insisted that her health was what is most important.
‘Your health comes first always. Don’t feel bad, you put so much into these shows and they’ve been incredible! Rest up! Hope to see you soon,’ one wrote.
‘I love you so much! You take care of yourself bc that’s all it matters,’ another added.
‘I love you!!!!! Thank you for everything babe!’ a third said, while a fourth added: ‘We all understand. Take care of yourself! That’s the main thing! Love you.’
Another impassioned supporter said: ‘Yes Adele, heal those vocals and when you think you’re ready come back. have a very well deserved break queen.’
The Grammy-award winning musician joked with the crowd that she’s even set up a craft store to sell her fluffy accessories – after swearing a whopping 56 times during the gig.
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Gig-goers heard the 29-year-old disclose how she’s been spending her spare time, since moving to the countryside with her family.
Entertaining her fans, foul-mouthed Adele even cursed herself when she called long-term partner Simon Konecki her ‘husband’ again.
An onlooker told MailOnline: ‘She said: ‘I got up this morning and my husband…’ and then she went, ‘Oh shit’.
It seems Adele still sees the slip of the tongue a bit of a blooper, despite making the same slip on the world’s stage in February, when she gave an acceptance speech at the Grammys.
Taking to the stage at the Staples Center in Los Angeles the British singer said: ‘Grammys, I appreciate it, the Academy, I love you, my manager, my husband and my son – you’re the only reason I do it.’
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The couple, who met in 2011, are parents to four-year-old son Angelo.
During the gig, Adele also managed to break her swearing record of 33 at Glastonbury Festival last year.
The Someone Like You unleashed a whopping 56 expletives to her 98,000-strong audience – including 44 f***s, one a**e, one p**s, one d**k, seven s***s, one t*t and one b*****d.
The 29-year-old singing sensation is said to have kicked off the swearing with a typically humble opening speech to her fans.
She told them: ‘F*** me, I’ve never been so f***ing scared in all of my f***ing life.
‘I don’t know how to get my f***ing nerves out. I’m sh***ing myself,’ she added.
Loose-lipped: Adele hinted once again that she has tied the knot with Simon Konecki (left)
Adele concluded charmingly: ‘Are you ready to have a good time with me? Well, tough f***ing s**t. It’s a f***ing miserable show.’
Before returning with the 25 album, Adele was living a life of relative obscurity with her husband and son.
She also seems keen to return to that lifestyle, after dedicating something of a farewell letter to her fans via the programme on Wednesday and said: ‘I might never see you again at a live show.’
She wrote: ‘I want my last time to be at home [in London].’
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She is set to play three more dates at Wembley, marking the conclusion of her first world tour, which has seen her play to more than two million people across Europe, America, Australia and New Zealand.
The handwritten note continued: ‘So this is it after 15 months on the road and 18 months of 25 we are at the end.
‘Touring is a peculiar thing, it doesn’t suit me particularly well. I’m a real homebody and I get so much joy in the small things.
The simple life: It seems like she is hoping to retreat from the spotlight again soon
Confirmed: Previously Adele let slip that Simon is now her husband, at the Grammys
‘Plus, I’m dramatic and have a terrible history of touring. Until now that is!
‘I’ve done 119 shows and these last four will take me up to 123, it has been hard but an absolute thrill and pleasure.
‘I only ever did this tour for you and to hopefully have an impact on you the way that some of my favourite artists have had on me live.
‘And I wanted my final shows to be in London because I don’t know if I’ll ever tour again and so I want my last time to be at home.’
Loyal: Speaking on stage, the Grammy-winning artist revealed she would continue to make music as she vowed: ‘I will always write music and I will always put it out. And I hope that you’re always here’
Speaking on stage, the Grammy-winning artist revealed she would continue to make music as she vowed: ‘I will always write music and I will always put it out. And I hope that you’re always here.
‘I might never see you again at a live show. Who knows. But I will remember this for the rest of my life.’
On stage: Adele made quite the impression on the jam-packed stadium