Recording star Adele, who was scheduled to perform Saturday night at the Durham Performing Arts Center, has canceled her upcoming 10-city tour because of illness, Columbia Records has announced.
Adele, who recently finished a tour of Great Britain, has a hemorrhage that is affecting her vocal cords, the company said.
"Renowned for her powerful live vocal performances, Adele has been advised by doctors that she'll need an extended rest period in order to begin to recuperate properly," Columbia said in a statement. "Further details to follow regarding these canceled dates. Refunds may be obtained at point of purchase."
Adele posted the following on her website:
"singing is literally my life, its my hobbie, 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. 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 im sure you know! my voice is weak and i need to build it back up. I'm gonna be starting up vocal rehab as soon as, and start building my over all stamina in my voice, body and mind. i will be back and im gonna smash the ball out the park once im touring again. i apologise from the bottom of my heart, sincerely i do. i know its not only disappointing because of the show, but its plane tickets, hotel bookings, birthdays, anniversaries and time wasted. but please have faith in me that this is the only thing i can do to make sure i can always sing and always make music for you to the best of my ability. truly yours and yours only forever, adele xx."