DivaGals correspondent Danielle Corcione breaks down the reason behind Adele’s cancelled tour.
British-born singer and songwriter Adele has been forced to cancel her 10-city US tour, including performances in Nashville, Tenn., Orlando, Fla., and Atlantic City, N.J. Although tickets are being fully refunded, fans are extremely disappointed, so the popular singer has taken to her personal blog to apologize and explain the reason behind the cancellation of her tour.
This past January, Adele began experiencing vocal difficulties after recovering from the flu last December. Her vocal chords have progressively improved, but never completely recovered, the singer shared. The illness throttled back just recently after finishing her UK tour, and the singer says now is the time for a musical break to rest her voice and beat the illness. This is not the first time the 23-year-old singer has canceled performances. Adele scrapped several European dates last month due to a “severe chest infection.” They have been rescheduled for November.
Adele started her official musical career in 2006 with the release of her debut album 19 in the UK. However, her soulful music received American attention after an episode of Saturday Night Live in late 2008. Her single “Chasing Pavements” helped her earn Grammy awards for Best New Artist and Best Female Pop Vocal Performance that following year. Three years later, Adele survived the sophomore slump with the release of her second album, 21. Her radio hits, including “Rolling In The Deep” and “Somebody Like You,” have soared the charts.