In case you hadn't noticed, the last couple of years have been *massive* for Adele.
Her album 25 broke records around the world, she went on a huge worldwide stadium tour, and played an iconic headline slot at last year's Glastonbury festival.
To cap off a remarkable few years, she scheduled four huge 'The Finale' homecoming shows at London's Wembley Stadium for this week.
In a handwritten note in the programme for the concerts, Adele even said that the shows might be her last, saying that life on the road "doesn't suit her particularly well," and that she wanted her final shows to be in her hometown.
The letter follows her comments on stage in New Zealand earlier this year, when she said: "I don't particularly flourish at tours, it actually makes me feel a bit vulnerable.'
"I don't know if I will ever tour again. The only reason I tour is you," she said to her fans.
She played the first two Wembley shows on Wednesday and Thursday, and fans were delighted.
But on Saturday morning, fans expecting to see what might be Adele's final shows ever woke up to some terrible news — damage to her vocal cords means Adele has been forced to cancel her remaining Wembley gigs on medical advice.
The full statement published on Adele's social media channels and website reads as follows:
I don’t even know how to start this. The last two nights at Wembley have been the biggest and best shows of my life. To come home to such a response after so long away doing something I never thought I could pull off but did has blown me away. However, I’ve struggled vocally both nights. I had to push a lot harder than I normally do. I felt like I constantly had to clear my throat, especially last night. I went to see my throat doctor this evening because my voice didn’t open up at all today and it turns out I have damaged my vocal cords. And on medical advice I simply am unable to perform over the weekend. To say I’m heart broken would be a complete understatement. I’m already maxed out on steroids and aids for my voice. I’ve considered doing Saturday nights show but it’s highly unlikely I’d even make it through the set and I simply can’t crumble in front of you all and walk out on you in that way. I’m so desperate to do them that I’ve even considered miming, just to be in front of you and be with you. But I’ve never done it and I cannot in a million years do that to you. It wouldn’t be the real me up there. I’m sorry. I’m sorry for your disappointment. I’m sorry for the nights you would have had with your loved ones and the memories you would have made together. I’m sorry for the time and money you’ve spent organizing your trips. You know I would not make this decision lightly. I have done 121 shows and I have 2 left. 2 left!!! And they are 2 gigantic shows! Who the fuck cancels a show at Wembley Stadium!? To not complete this milestone in my career is something I’m struggling to get my head around and I wish that I wasn’t having to write this. 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 4 shows. I’m writing this as the decision has just this moment been made, so I don’t have any other information, but of course refunds will be available if the shows can’t be rescheduled. There will be more information over the next few days. I’m sorry, I’m devastated.
I’m sorry. I love you I’m so sorry, please forgive me x