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British singer Adele has been battling a string of illnesses as she continues to tour around the world to promote her widely successful album “21.” Her second album has sold over 10 million copies worldwide and is projected to sell millions more before the end of the year. Adele launched an international tour, but unfortunately, she has had to cancel many appearances because of an ongoing chest illness.
Adele’s debut album entitled “19” came out in 2008 and launched her an international superstar. The 23-year-old songstress has won an array of awards, including Grammy awards for Best New Artist and Best Female Pop Vocal Performance. Her second album “21” has sky rocketed through many international music lists.
It has reached the number one spot on charts across the world, including in the United States and United Kingdom. Her successful album has been certified platinum in countries across Europe and in the United States. Written from experiences based solely on one relationship, the emotional songs on Adele’s sophomore album have touched fans around the world.
At the beginning of her tour, Adele was performing at sold out venues across the United States. Fans paid top dollar to watch Adele perform some of her popular hits, including “Rolling in the Deep” and “Someone Like You.” Adele’s pure talent and masterful songs brought thousands of fans to her shows as her much anticipated tour made its way across North America.
As June came around, Adele became sick and was forced to cancel the rest of her North American tour. With nine shows still remaining, Adele had no choice but to cancel her shows as she suffered from laryngitis. She was advised by a specialist to go without singing for weeks to preserve her voice.
“I’m really frustrated. I was hoping with a weeks rest I’d be better to sing again straight away. However there is absolutely nothing I can do but take the doctor’s advice and rest some more. I’m so sorry. See you soon, love Adele.” The popular singer-songwriter said in a statement on her website.
With much rest and weeks away from performing, Adele scheduled a tour around the United Kingdom. Just like her North American tour, her UK shows quickly gathered excitement for the British superstar to perform favorites including “Set Fire to the Rain,” “Turning Tables” and “Rumour Has It.”
Although Adele refrained from performing for over a month, she had to postpone her first couple of appearances in the United Kingdom in September. She was scheduled to perform her first show on September 4 in Plymouth and her second concert on September 5 in Bournemouth.
Both shows were postponed as she continued to suffer from a chest infection and cold. These UK shows will be rescheduled for when Adele recovers from her illness. The postponement of Adele’s tour continued with two more concerts on September 7 in Cardiff, followed by her Blackpool show on September 8. Like her other postponed dates, the Cardiff and Blackpool shows will be rescheduled.
Adele was also scheduled to sing on the Mercury Awards but was unable to because of doctor’s orders. Adele was hopeful that not singing at the Mercury Awards would allow her to continue on with her UK tour, but she was still not completely recovered from her chest infection and cold. Adele is scheduled to perform concerts in England, Scotland, and the United States in upcoming months.
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