Adele cancels final two Wembley Stadium shows

Adele cancels final two Wembley Stadium shows

Adele has cancelled her final two Wembley Stadium concerts on medical advice after suffering damaged vocal cords.

The singer performed at the venue on Wednesday and Thursday, and was due to return tonight and tomorrow (July 1-2) in the climax to her 16-month world tour, but The Finale gigs will now no longer go ahead.

In a lengthy Facebook post, she said the first two Wembley dates had been "the biggest and best shows" of her life, but  added that she "struggled vocally" on both nights. 

She said: "I went to see my throat doctor this evening (Friday) because my voice didn't open up at all today and it turns out I have damaged 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."

The 29-year-old continued: "You know I would not make this decision lightly. I have done 121 shows and have two left. Two left!!! And they are two gigantic shows. Who the fuck cancels a show at Wembley Stadium!?

"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. 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 four shows. I'm sorry, I'm devastated."

The record-breaking 98,000-capacity shows were promoted by ITB. Adele said refunds would be available if the concerts can't be rescheduled, adding that more information would be made available over the next few days.

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