Vocal Fears Force Adele to Cancel Planned 2012 Tour
After performing recently at both the Grammy Awards and the Brit Awards, it appears Adele will but putting off future touring plans indefinitely due to surgery she underwent late last year to repair a hemorrhage on her vocal cords.
Previously, the English singer cancelled a string of late 2011 shows due to the operation, as doctors told her she would need to rest her voice so it can fully recover. Though she has been given the green light for one off performances like the aforementioned awards shows, she will be putting off a full-fledged tour until further notice, a source told the Daily Star over the weekend.
“The surgery was successful but doctors are still concerned she could damage her golden voice,” said the source. “They have given her the go-ahead for one-off shows but a full your has been ruled out for now.”
Adele led the pack of Grammy nominees at this year’s award ceremony, held last month, leaving with six gramophones, including Song of the Year, Record of the Year and Album of the year. At one point during the show she thanked “the doctors that brought my voice back.”
Her most recent album, 21, was released in January 2011 and became the best selling album of that year, and also was the best selling album since 2004. The album sold more than five million copies in the United States, and more than 13 million worldwide. The album currently still is number one on the Billboard 200 album charts, after being on the chart for 53 weeks.
21 is Adele’s sophomore album, and so far has spawned to number one hits, “Rolling in the Deep” and “Someone Like You.” The singer first burst onto the scene with her debut album, 19, in 2008. That album received four Grammy nominations, and has gone on to sell an estimated 6.5 million copies around the world.